James and I had a wonderful time running together (without 3 kids) for the first time in . . .geez, I couldn't say. I know I ran with him exactly once when we first got married, but he was really frustrated with running at a speed which I could survive (which injured my delicate running pride!) This second attempt 10 years later was much more enjoyable. I thank Sasha for teaching him the value of running slowly to avoid injury. He was bouncing at least twice as high as I was for the whole run, though, and stepping half as frequently. It was nice to talk to him. He had just finished 8 miles on his own, then we did 3 together.
I want to move here! The weather at 7:15 was PERFECT!--cool, slight breeze, neutral humidity, and scenic mountains close by.
You know what else? I really liked the advice about continuing to race, but not that often. I really think having a race to train for is such a great motivational tool. I think I'll look for a nice scenic 5K in the fall, after it's cooled down a little more--like October or something. HEY! maybe I could run something in St. George. We'll be there for James' marathon, maybe there is a 10K or 5Kalso? Some marathons do have shorter races the same day, I think. I'll have to check it out.