Yesterday was my last longish run until post marathon. It went very well. I don’t even know how long it took me because I never looked. But, I ran big hills, felt good, and had plenty of energy at the end. I also had the realization that yesterday’s run is what running should be from now on. Weekends are no longer about me….they are all about Jasp. I was just happy to get out for a 16 miler and knock it off my list without worrying about “how I did”. The rest of the day was all things Jasper, as you can see by the pictures. If his interest in all things active holds up, I have a lot of kid’s sports in my future. Going to swimming lessons is the highlight of my weekend, as it should be. I’ll have a lot more of Jasp activities as he gets older. Weekend runs are great and they’ll still keep happening, I just can’t take them to seriously. And, doesn’t mean I’m not super excited to put on a race number in a couple weeks and shake out the cobwebs. It’s been about 6 months since I’ve done a race.
And damn you Starbucks for making a $5 drink I get addicted to every fall. I am ashamed that I had two pumpkin spice lattes this weekend.
Finally, I’ve been walking once a week. It’s to give my legs a run break and still get a little exercise. I did 3 miles before work on Friday. It took about an hour. I had my garmin on, and while I generally do not pay attention to such things, it noted calories burned. 187. Are you kidding me? That’s about 3/4 a granola bar. That’s depressing. You would think going out and brisk walking for an hour would at least burn through a cupcake. Ignorance is bliss when it comes to calories. I’d freak if I knew how many I ate and how many I burned if I actually tracked it. 187. That’s probably 2 tablespoons of a pumpkin spice latte.