Today was different, but a welcome different. I was going to run yesterday but when I got up and it was only 17 degrees and I had limited time I gave in to the pressure and skipped the run. I was gone most of the day and upon returning it was too late to head out for a run.
Now, back to the reason why today was different. I decided to head out for a run, and when I told my son about this he asked if he could go. I said sure, knowing that it would not be a run, but more of a run/walk. I still would not pass up this opportunity for anything.
Brady, my 7 year old son, and I headed out the door. My intention was to run the 1.2 mile circle with him, drop him back off at home, and then hit the road for a few more miles before calling it quits. As we started to walk on the approach to the house my cell phone rang. It just so happened that it was a friend that I have been asking to go running with for some time. He had seen my Facebook status change that said I needed to go for a run and he called to see if I wanted to go running. He caught me at the perfect time.
I dropped off my son and then ran over to meet him as he was walking up the really steep hill towards the main road. We went for a run just over 2 miles. It was a run/walk but was mostly running. He is used to the treadmill, and hasn't run in a couple months so we are both just starting to get back into running. He is more of a speed runner so we both gave each other some kind of a workout.
It was a lot of fun to run with someone else just for a fun run. Hopefully we can get out a bit more in the future. He said he isn't a distance runner, but I am hoping one of these days I can at least get him out to do a 5k race.... and maybe even a 10k race.... now that one is probably dreaming. :)
Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com