Because of my husband's work schedule and my babysitter's girl's weekend away, this weekend's long run could only happen Friday right after work. Twenty miles on the schedule. I picked up Sophie from daycare and brought her home and quickly changed into my running clothes. Jim came over at 5:00 and we were out the door.
This was the first twenty-miler on this training schedule, and the longest I've run since Grandma's last June. I was just a teensy bit nervous about heading out for such a long run at 5:00, in the cold, and oh, it was snowing. The run actually went pretty well. Miles 13-17 were tough, but after 17 I felt a little boost and just plowed through the last three miles. It definitely felt good to back on track with the training program. But spending a Friday night running 20 miles? Sorta lame, I think.
Lest you think my Saturday night is just as lame, after I'm finished here I'm off to speed clean the kitchen and living room, change the laundry, and cuddle up on the couch with the first book of the Twilight series. By the way . . . I've put off reading the Twilight books because I wasn't sure I'd be into them. I picked up the first book yesterday and started reading it at lunch, and am totally hooked. The last hundred pages of Richard Ford's, The Lay of the Land, are going to wait until I figure out what happens with Bella and Edward. Have a great rest of the weekend!