Last Saturday, my batteries were dead on my headset and my friends were unavailable to run. I said something out loud to Nathan about it and then Jalen and Deserae suggested that they could come and ride their bikes while I ran. It was so much fun. We went 5 long miles which I would say normally might challenge a 6 and 8 year old. They really had fun and Deserae claims to have tighter abs now that she exercised so long. Anyway, she was so proud of herself that she told her kindergarten teacher that she "rode a marathon." Tomorrow I will remember Deserae's engaging journey as I get more like 7 or 8 miles in for my long run before spring break.
I have also been attending a Women Can Run clinic twice a week to work on technique. I have to say it has been very rewarding. I no longer run like a robot and I can charge a finish! I am excited to learn about the uphill and downhill techniques coming up soon. My instructor actually said he wasn't sure I could break an 8 minute mile, so I am proud to have impressed him and hope to do even better at our 5K graduation.