Sunday, April 02, 2006


I’m just a regular social butterfly. Friday I ran with Scott, Saturday it was Peter and then I closed out the weekend with Evan this morning.

Saturday was a busy morning with 4 things planned – all before 11 AM; running, dentist appointment, building buddies with the girls at church, and a chiropractor appointment.

Nothing like getting up at 5:00 on your day off to go for a run with someone you don’t know.

I “met” Peter through the forum, but Saturday was the first time we’ve met in person. I guess that’s one advantage of living about 10 minutes from the airport and Mall of America – when people come to town, they usually stay fairly close. Peter’s hotel was literally a minute jog from the trails that lead down to the Minnesota River. With all the snow melting recently, as well as the rain, I thought the trails would be in worse shape than they were. We managed a nice easy 10 mile run at 8:30 pace. That gave me 76 miles for the week in 7 runs.

Nothing too exciting to report with my other morning adventures. No cavities, we built bird feeder this year (after making a bird house last year) and I got another adjustment from the chiropractor. Then we went to McDonald’s for lunch.

Sunday’s theme was “Misery Loves Company;” 2 hours and 40 minutes, 20 miles, 38 degrees and steady rain. Not sure what would have happened if I didn’t have Evan along with me. Maybe I would have cut my run short, waited till later in the day or jumped on the treadmill. The best thing about this run was being done with it. Afterwards, I couldn’t get the shower hot enough. Luckily, Amy and Kinsey ran some errands while Katie napped – which means I napped too.

Quote of the day:
“When you do the little extras such as heat training, skipping, and springing exercises, you discover you can change things.” Ron Daws


E-Speed said...

i love my social runs. Allows me to vary pace and discussion topics!

Anonymous said...

It was nice to meet you finally! Thanks again for the run, I enjoyed running the trails. The time really did fly by. Keep up the work, and good luck with the 20k this weekend.

Chad said...

Elizabeth, I'd have never guessed that you were social. :-) Three runs in-a-row with people is a lot for me.

Nice meeting you too, Peter. Always good to put a face to a name.