#janathon – Day 8 – Father & Son bonding.


So, this morning I woke up (always a great way to start the day!) and although my legs felt better they were still tired/sore.  I thought that was a darn good reason end my running streak and do some yoga in the evening instead.  In fact I said “Self, since the legs are still a bit sore/tired why don’t we do some Yoga tonight instead?” Really.  Right out loud and everything.

As the day went by, the tired/soreness faded from my legs, but I was going to stick with my plan and do Yoga tonight.

But then my shoes arrived.  “What shoes?” You might ask….

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My new Altra Zero Drop Running shoes!  They arrived at my office today!
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Of course I immediately tried them on!  They looked smashing with my grey pinstripe suit if I do say so myself!

I’m sure you all understand that not-running was no longer an option.

Once I was home, I quickly got dressed and asked the boy-child if he wanted to go. Now mind you, I often ask him but I always get the same answer – “No thanks.”

Well tonight,  he said “sure!”.  I thought that was awesome.

On the occasions he does go, we usually go around a mile but tonight he asked if we could do 2.5 miles.  I asked him why, and he told me it was because he wants to do a 5k with me again.  I have to admit.. I was so proud.

On that great note, off we went!  We headed up some side roads, while stopping to admire the sights.

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This picture didn’t turn out that well, but trust me, it was really pretty.  It was a fountain that had red and green lights.

We reached the end of the road with the fountain and we were blessed with a wonderful view of the stars.  Bryce  pointed out the little dipper to me, and I pointed out Orion to him.  We headed back and finished up our run.  2.93 miles in 42:06!

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I even let him wear the head lamp for the run!

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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6 comments on “#janathon – Day 8 – Father & Son bonding.
  1. Max says:

    I notice a rather conspicuous lack of shoe review…

  2. shazruns says:

    Given choice between head torch and that hat I too would have opted for the torch!

  3. […] or on roads that had very little traffic.  I don’t have that in Crofton.   On the posting on the 8th, I included a picture of my son and I, where I am wearing a bright-orange 10 dollar pull-over from […]

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