This is where the interesting, and maybe not so bright part of my day starts to take fold.
I didn't get to run with my daughter on Monday night since I had to work late. Since she is training for Cross Country I felt it was really important for her to get her mileage in so we planned she would do her 2 miler on Tuesday instead.
I was reminded during the day that Tuesday night my wife and all the kids would be gone till almost 8:30. Now, this meant two different things...... I had the night to myself, and my daughter and I wouldn't be able to do that 2 miler till 8:30.
I decided I would seize the opportunity, you see Fleet Feet in Lawrenceville started a Tuesday night Group run back in March and I have wanted to join them ever since they started. I have never been able to because of other commitments, however tonight was different.
I struggled back and forth with whether or not I should run since I had already run that morning, and because I was going to need to run that night, but the thought of running with the group got the best of me and I made my way to Lawrenceville.
Since it was my first time I really didn't know what to expect, but I knew it would be somewhere between 3-5 miles..... just not sure what pace. We set out with 4 miles as the goal. I was very clear with my neighbor who I was running with that if they decided to do 7:30 miles I would see them at the end. The run felt really good at first, but as it continued the 8:20 pace was starting to get to me. I was, however, able to keep it up and finish strong. We finished the 4.3 miles with a steady pace of 8:20ish. It was a lot of fun to run with the group, and I will do it again..... hopefully soon.
I made it home and decided I better eat some dinner quick since it wouldn't be long till my daughter was home. I ate a quick Turkey sandwich and some cottage cheese, and then waited till 8:30. We headed out the door for our 2 mile run which went really good. She is getting better each and every time we go out. It was a tough run for me..... but I am still trying to figure out why :)