Today was another one of those rare occasions where I could sleep late. Mason is at Senior High Retreat with the church youth group. Lara had no where to go this morning until 10 AM. So Christine and I had the chance to just sleep in.
I hit the road for my run at 6:20 AM. So much for sleeping late. I did have an ulterior motive though. I wanted to get my run done early so I could spend the day with just Christine. That is even more rare than sleeping late.
Ever since I made the decision to run the 100 mile trail race, I have been feverishly trying to come up with a training plan. I need to run some miles. I need to run a lot of miles. I don’t have time to do this P90X crap. I need to hit the road and crank up my training. Aaaaagggghhhhhh! I am going to run 100 frickin’ miles!
And then I came across a humbling site. A poor little bunny rabbit dead in the road. For the kids reading, I checked its ID and it was not Peter Cottontail. But it was a lesson similar to the tortoise and the hair. This race is still 10 months away. If I try to push my training, I will end up getting hurt and dig myself a hole which will be tough to get out of.
So I slowly finished my 9 miles feeling strong and relaxed. And now I will go spend the day with my beautiful wife. Have a nice day.