Monday, March 29, 2010

Today, today...

I don't think it really counts as "running" cause I didn't "run" the whole time, but today's 4 miles was an "easy" 4 miles. It was easy running wise, but the effort it took to get the kids back up the trail was TOUGH. J and I took the kids down to McDonald's and Harmon's (grocery store). We walked down and walked back up with a heavy bag of groceries. It's about 2.15 down hill and then 2.15 back up plus the walking we did around the store. But, I did run. B and I raced up the trail and then C and I ran to catch up with J & B. I even wore my running shoes....So, do you think it counts as my 4 mile training run? :)

Tomorrow J & I are taking B & A somewhere special. There will be some fun pictures. Tomorrow's 8 mile run is going to be done around a track. Any tips for running a long distance around a track? I'm a little nervous to do it that way, but I don't know the area I'm going to be in and I want to make sure to get my run done.

4 comments:

Cynthia O'H said...

Switch direction every now and then so that you don't end up being hard on one side of your body.
Don't you love being a mom? Somehow, the things we do as a parent suddenly become physically good for us (like hauling a sack of potatoes in one arm and a child in another).

Kerrie T. said...

Totally counts.

Roggia said...

I remember whenever Adam would do long track workouts, he would often start on the outside lane, and work his way in, and do direction switches sometimes too... just whatever you can to keep it slightly less tedious. You'll be good though. Tell everyone hello!

Sherri said...

IT counts!
In fact, one of my favorite examples of running is my neighbor who runs every day...he walks a min. runs a min. and he beats a ton of runners in a race! He has gently taught me that running is what I make of it...and that I put my own pressure on myself. I just want you to know I have loved to follow you as a RUNNER..and I enjoy all your posts. Plus you lift me up with your comments!!! Thanks!