I'm running this morning in a community race. One of the races we talked about this post at Outsideways. The last two family races we did I ran short distances with Brienne. I'm not much of a runner and but even I could handle the 1 kilmometer distance!
Problem was, I was getting bored during Damien's longer courses. Sitting around waiting for him to cross the finish line. I'm also the family photographer so that keeps me occupied for a bit, but not the whole time.
After our last race I decided I wanted to run a longer distance in the future. Today is that future. I'm running the 4.2 km cross country course, in the cold and drizzling rain. At least a friend will be joining me also. I'm afraid she's kick my butt.
On a brighter note, and the real reason I wanted to write this post, was to share these photos of what my training route looks like.
I'm not a very consistent runner, nor have I trained a whole lot (ok, hardly at all) but when I do go for a run around our home, this is what my route looks like.
Out the door.
And down the road.
Along the river.
Kids on bikes.
And back home again.
Post Update: I just finished the race. It wasn't raining. It was overcast. My friend didn't kick my butt, we ran together. And most importantly, (mom, you're not going to believe this) I had SO MUCH FUN! Brienne placed first in her category and Céline second in hers.
I had so much fun I'm already looking forward to the next race in two weeks. And thinking I might have to actually get more serious about my training. Oh no. This might mean I'm becoming a runner, something I have resisted for a long time. But hey, if something is really fun - why wouldn't I do it!?