Sunday, July 17, 2011

Running with a Friend

Today I got to run with my friend, Heather. We work together and she's super fun and bubbly. This is a picture I hijacked from her Facebook page of her and her baby girl, Mya.

By the way, they are celebrating Mya's 4th birthday with a party tonight. Too funny! I remember celebrating our four-legged children's birthdays before we had the two-legged variety, too.

As for the run - first of all, I got home ridiculously late last night from work. Like getting in the door at 12:30 in the morning. Ridiculous. Second, I couldn't get right to sleep. Third, Finn slept like crap. Every 20 minutes or so he'd let out a yell and then fall back asleep, but it was enough to totally disrupt our sleep all night. I mean, it was 2:50 in the morning the last time I looked at the clock, and this continued throughout the night. I was trying not to think of the fact that I had to run in the morning. We finally got through the night, I got up and ready, had a piece of toast with peanut butter, and left as Ian was making eggs for himself and Zeke. I have to admit, if I hadn't already made plans with Heather, I probably would have skipped the run this morning. I'm glad I didn't though.

Oh, and it was so hot! We bumped up our run time from 9:30 to 9 AM, but it was in the high 70s already. We met at the Androscoggin River Bike & Pedestrian Path, approximately halfway between our houses...both of us live about 30 minutes away, just in opposite directions. We went along at a good pace considering the heat and did the full out-and-back 5.25 miles at a 9:15 pace. It was so nice to talk about our various goings-on. Just to be able to talk to someone and have the support of each other made the run so much more enjoyable. We were able to push each other up the hills (though there aren't many), but I'm not so sure I would have done as well considering the conditions and my lack of sleep had I been alone. But we did it! Thanks Heather, I can't wait until we run again!

I actually remembered to bring my camera to capture us post run. Thanks to the fisherman who took the pic. Here we are - hot and sweaty.
Do you know what was the first thing I noticed about this picture when I saw it? How white my legs are!!!!! It doesn't help that I'm standing next to super tan Blondie, but wearing black shorts and dark socks doesn't help either. You can tell these legs only see the light of day when I'm running! I guess I need to run more.

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