2 MONTHS AGO...
ME: "Andrew, do you want to run this half marathon in Dallas?"
ANDREW: "Why don't we just run a half at home?"
ME: : "Do you promise??"
ANDREW: "I PROMISE!"
HAHAHAHA... yeah right!
He held to his word that he would run with me... but this run was no home run!
Here was the plan:
-WAKE UP: 4:30 AM
-RUN TIME: 5:00 AM
(I am sure right about now, you all think I am nutso! BUT there really is logic to this 5 am run time... NO SUN and cooler weather...)
My dad wanted to run with us too... so we decided to be more realistic with our weekend and push our run start time to 7:00am
-WAKE UP: 6:30 AM
-RUN TIME: 7:00 AM
RING RING RING RING...
ME: "Ohhh crap... my alarm didn't go off!"
RING RING RING RING....
DAD: "Hey Lindsay I am running late... I'll be there in 20 minutes..." WHEW! got by with that one...
WAKE UP: 7:00 AM
RUN TIME: TBD....
Okay, so in reality... we all were EXHAUSTED, and decided to run around Memorial and Allen Parkway and that "FUN" hilly windy part under downtown that goes by the Aquarium. I have been training on treadmills a lot lately and the hills and hard cement = NO BUENO!!! Throw in a little humidity, heat, and sun and you have yourself a miserable run!!
We were all three struggling the entire run... stopping at the top of every hill to catch our breath and cool off a little. It felt like the run that would never end. Lo and behold... we finished the loop and found our new route distance to reach ~ 7 miles! (SO MUCH EASIER ON A TREADMILL...)
Although we got a late start to our run... it was a GREAT START TO OUR DAY!
The runs are not always going to be perfect, easy, a piece of cake... you have to put up with the Rain and Thunder to get those Rainbows and Butterflies....