So after yesterday's post and almost a full week of no runs, I had to get one in today. My great plan was that I would find out if Tammy or Tangila would be going to zumba. If they were, I would run to the gym (about three miles) and then go to Zumba and then catch a ride home.
But in between getting a response and getting ready for the run, my little one said, "Momma? Can you take me with you? I need to get ready for my race!" So, the plan changed right then and there. Tammy had responded that she was going, so I told her I would be 10 minutes late; and my little road runner and I took off on the trail. We started off with 1/2 of the 1K distance she is training for. This puts us right at the park, which is perfect for her. I gave her one good push on the swing, and then I ran back and forth on the trail by the park while she played for a few minutes. She cheered me on every time I passed by. Although I only ran a little over a mile, I felt like a champ.
Time went by pretty quickly, and soon enough we had to walk back to the house so I could pick up my mom and head to the gym. We were, in fact, ten minutes late. We joined in at the back of the class and got moving. Since I didn't get my full run in, I was determined to give this workout my all and really get into it. And I did. Jade was there and she lead us in one of her songs. We had so much fun. The only problem was that I didn't change my shoes. I was still wearing my running shoes and running shoes do not like to pivot. So the twisting was at a minimum, and after seeing myself in the mirror, I have decided to stop wearing my turquoise shirt. It makes me feel like I haven't made much progress in the weight loss area.
I met with Tammy after class and then Jade came to talk to us as I haven't seen her in a while and she recognized my mom from her classes at the senior center. We spent about thirty minutes talking along with Diah (the instructor). We had a nice time, and they were so nice to my mom.
I hope missing out on my runs doesn't affect my performance too bad on Saturday. We are running six miles with 3 repeats. This is a first for me, so once I understand it, I'll explain it. But right now I'm not sure.
But I am sure that I won't be wearing this turqoise shirt. At least not for a while.