I watched the skies all day at work today. First it was raining then the clouds parted and the sun shone. Then the clouds lowered again and the rain fell. Along with my hopes of getting back out there running. But I no sooner pulled into the driveway when the drops lessened and then stopped!
I ran for my running clothes while the kiddos played outside. Littlest hopped into the jogger and middle one got situated for my run then off we went.
It was so great to be outside running again! While I still feel like I am struggling with my pace and form, I hold on to the idea that all I need are a few solo pace runs to feel back on track again.
Littlest and I did our 6.5 loop "the easy way", which means instead of two steep inclines there are a dozen long steady inclines and two short steepish ones. (54:06 this detail I'd rather leave out since I usually run this loop in 46 - 50 minutes)
The rain didn't return even after our run so we all went down the road to my sisters houses to visit for a little while before homework started calling us back.
I am already eager to see what runs tomorrow will bring.
Isn't it great to run without the pressure of a training schedule and the stress of an upcoming race?!?
(Don't worry. I am still trying to find that next offical finish line to cross. I can't just quit racing cold turkey!!!)