When my physical therapsit cleared me for 6 mile runs, I hoped my friend would be able to join me for a Saturday morning run. We had been running together almost every Saturday until my ITB/glute/pirifiromis issue demanded more attention–and less running–and I have missed that girlfriend time.
(A good friend will pose with you even when
you are wearing an ugly sweater to donate at the start line!)
We agreed to meet at 6:00 am for a 6 mile run, so I set my “weekend” alarm for 5:00 am.
When I got up it was pouring, so we debated what to do.
(It was my friend who went back to bed. I tried to walk the dog, but she wasn’t interested.)
The Weather Channel App was right–it did stop raining by about 5:30–so we met at 6:15. Since our usual routes are 7 or 8 miles, we had to improvize a 6-ish mile loop, and ended up going a bit too far. It was cloudy and felt remarkably nice–a breeze kept the humidity at bay and the sun didn’t come out until much later. After our run, we got coffee at Starbucks and sipped those while streteching and chatting.
After all that, I still got home at 8:00! That left me plenty of time to walk the dog, do my core exercises, and make my husband some banana bread–all before he got out of bed!
Total Distance: 6. 5 mile
Total Time: 1:02
Avg Pace: 9:32 min/mile
Do you set your alarm on the weekends?