I wrote most of a post yesterday, reread it and realized it was almost identical to the post before it. I guess getting a little free time and marathons must be on my mind. I also realize if I posted it, it would have made me the most boring blogger ever. So I’ll get the running talk over with first. I had a great 16 mile run today. It wasn’t super fast, but it was steady, and I ran the last couple miles a little quicker than the early ones. It dawned on me I did horrible marathon training last year. Lots of long, slow runs. So I’m good at long, slow runs and not much else. I need to work on faster runs and gradually make them longer. These 13-16 milers I’ve been doing rock. I love not feeling trashed all day, and I am starting to push them harder. Maybe, just maybe I may see some improvement yet.
Today Jaspy and I met a mom friend and her little boy at the Dragon Boat races. Jasper is a bit of a crap shoot at events like this. This one was a bit of a fail. Child with bounce house OCD + bounce house with a line and time limit = tears and rolling on the ground, and a 1 mile walk back to the car carrying a sobbing 32 pound child, and large bag with blankets and snacks. The dragon dance was neat, and held the boys’ attention, but apparently bounce house hysterics on the ground trump little boys in karate uniforms doing choreographed routines to “Kung Fu Fighting”.
Then after no nap, we went to a swimming birthday party (already did one stint of swimming at morning swim lessons), so he who didn’t go to bed until 1000 last night fell asleep by 730 tonight. Heaven I tell you. Just me and the border collie right now. Bliss.