ADP and I both took advantage of the sun and 50F weather this afternoon and went for a run. Our runs were quite different. ADP pushed the jogger and 90# of kids for 3.35 miles and still ran fast. I took my time, took pictures, tromped through mud puddles, and ran 5.64 miles.
Here are Bugs and Punky before we left. They are getting a little tall for the jogger, but they love riding along! And one of ADP taking off for good measure. We saw each other again after I'd run 1.2 miles and I tried to get another picture, but it just didn't work out.
I really like seeing all the pictures on your blogs, so I took some pictures on my run today. Let me tell you, your running routes look so much more fun and interesting to run. Once I left the subdivision I ran on Main Street, which has a few homes, a fire house, and a restaurant. It looks a lot like this:
Interesting, right? Not really.
Once I finish running about a mile on Main Street I turn the corner and run on one of the few roads that has a sidewalk or running path along the 2 miles I run. Good thing too because the cars go 55 mph down this road. I misstepped a few times and landed in mud instead of puddles, but I'm no worse for the wear. The first mile looks a lot like this (right next to the road):
And the second mile a lot like this (occasionally it has trees on both sides, but more importantly dry):
Then, I turn another corner and every run I have that is over four miles has this hill. Note, you can't see the bottom or the top of the hill in this picture (or any picture I have) of the path. I haven't run hills since last October and this one had me walking at the end while I caught my breath.
I was out for a relaxing run and I did it. I went faster than planned, but I didn't know until I got home because I wasn't looking at my gamin at all. This run put my week total at 25.57 miles.