When I signed up for HBBC I was determined to run a half today for the virtual version of the Resolution Run. Unfortunately, school break caused work schedules to go crazy the past two weeks so no dear hubby today. I knew this was happening which is why I was inspired to do my Resolution Half earlier this week. But there is no way on Earth I was going to do nothing today, especially since today is the start of my 1+ 2012! (and with my runs the past two days, it puts me on day 3....what a small number!)
I coaxed darling daughter out of the house and as soon as we stepped out the door we both rushed back in to put some sweaters on. It was cold! Okay, for those who live in true colder climates, you may laugh and say it is a spring day but we were cold. We headed out to one of my favorite running grounds up here. And darling daughter complained every step of the drive....oh my....I was sure this run was not going to be fun but I was determined. When I got to our destination I was surprised to see our favorite eating place was open! Darling daughter asked if we could have breakfast. I said "sure, after I run a little run....only 2 miles." Yeah, she was eager for me to get a move on but not so happy I made her wait so we could pose for this.
I ran 2.01 miles and took a hard hill twice, just because. And the universe was on my side because we got cheers from my Nike+ app right before take 2! I felt good but cold. I was still wearing my normal running gear with a t-shirt and jacket on top and never took off one layer....so unlike me. My eyes were watery. But it was fun and hard. In all reality I could have drove down to a warm, flat running spot by why take the easy route? Why not push myself just a little and run in the cold with a jogging stroller and hills? And honestly, the flat course would not be this beautiful!
And I did pause to take a picture of a rooster for darling daughter....but it is too blurry to share.
And afterwards, I kept to my promise and took her to breakfast where we split a cheese omelet and she engaged me in delightful conversation. But first she had to wait and pose again for this....
Today I am grateful for:
- The new year
- That dear hubby gave me the okay to run the Honolulu Marathon solo and we can turn it into a little family vacation
- Warm showers
- Judy Moody - a really cute movie