Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cool, crisp morning...

Last week, I asked a mom of one of the kids in Caleb's class if she would be interested in running with me Tue/Thur. mornings. I have never run with anyone before, but Chris won't let me run by myself in the dark, and I really need to get more mileage in, so I needed to find someone to keep me company. =)

So, Amber was kind enough to become my running partner. This morning was our first day of running together. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous since we really don't know each other, and since I've never run with anyone, I didn't want it to be awkward. We met at 5:45 at the end of her street, and were supposed to do a 3.1 mile run. I can't believe how quickly time flies when I have someone to chat with! We missed one of our turns, though, and ended up only doing 2.5 miles, and it seriously FLEW by. I couldn't believe it was already over. Amber is totally sweet, and it doesn't seem like we'll have a problem thinking of things to talk about. =)

I'm looking forward to the time change merely for the fact that it will get lighter earlier. It was pitch black outside when we ran, and although Amber was great and brought her flashlight, I always enjoy being able to see mailboxes before I run into them. =) I never actually made contact with a mailbox, but I had some close calls...

Yesterday I bought this jacket:
It was on sale for $49, which is the best deal I have found on what I'm looking for. Hope it does what it needs to...I'm so excited to get it! I need something for when it's drizzling outside, and to keep the wind off when it starts getting cold.

Well, with 2.5 miles under my belt today, I am at exactly 25 miles for the week! I really want to keep this up to meet my 100 mile goal. I think I'm going to read this book: I don't think I can commit to a marathon any time soon, but I'm thinking I'll at least want to do a 1/2 sometime in the next year...

Tomorrow is my first day off in 6 days. I think my body needs a day to recooperate, but I'm looking forward to Thursday morning's run!