We decided to head to Mom's lake house for the weekend, aka the land of no wifi. Thursday night I packed up everyone's clothes before bed. I left out the things that we needed Friday morning. In this category were my Asics which I brought to work for my lunchtime tempo run. So, after work Friday I grabbed everything and we headed out. As you probably figured out, I forgot my sneakers. Hubby tried to stop in NJ on the way to get me to a Foot Locker. We wound up in a less than desirable neighbor and past a Foot Locker that was already closed. #Fail
There was no run to be had on Saturday morning unless I wanted to try 17 miles on my flip flops. Instead I indulged in breakfast (hey, how often is mom cooking for me) and then we went to Space Farms. It was my first time there and I was impressed. I like animals as much as the next person, but I'm one to skip the drive-thru safari if given the opportunity. So when I realized how much history this place had, I was pleasantly surprised. We saw old carriages, sleds, cars, toys and tools just to name a few. It was so cool to see so many artifacts. I recommend a trip there if you find yourself in the Sussex, NJ area.
|I leave the animal feeding to them. :)|
|I may have found a new daycare option.|
Afterwards, we were exhausted. Yet Hubby was sweet enough to take me to the closest Modells, which not surprisingly, did not carry Asics Kayanos. After trying on a few random pairs of running sneakers and talking to the staff, I opted for Reebok SmoothFlex Run. I had gotten a similar pair of these minimalist type Reebok at the Healthy Living Summit in August and liked them. I figured why not try it out. and the $59 sale price helped since my Kayanos go for $150. Then hubby paid for them. #Winning!
Mini Me woke me all night and I was exhausted. Part of me just wanted to sleep, but now hubby had made an investment in my long run. I headed out the door at 6:45 a.m. and left the kids (yes, of course they were already up) with a banana and some cartoons. The best part (read: sarcasm) was my route. The road around the lake house is a 2.5 mile loop. That meant nearly 8 trips around the lake. It was almost comical as I saw the same people each time around as they mowed their lawns or walked their dogs. On my last loop, I almost got attacked by a pair of chihuahuas that clearly would have killed me had them been bigger than 3 pounds each.
The verdict was 17.2 in 2:53:50.
Way too fast according to my training plan, but I think that after all the obstacles, I was just ready to get it over with. And the new sneakers, they held up fine.
|Thank you Reebok and Hubby! And Pheobe for hanging out on the boat with me.|
Then I sat back and enjoyed some Eppa sangria (more on that later this week) and a boat ride around the lake.
|My little captain|
|Post 17 mile glory|