Countdown to Time Off

Today’s Run

Time – 1:01:22
Distance – 6.5 miles
Pace – 9:23 min/mi
Elevation – 153 ft.

Let the countdown begin!

Back at it again with easy miles at the start of the week. I didn’t push the pace, although I felt like I could have. I’ve got the group run tomorrow, which is usually a faster day, so today can be more relaxed. The weather was amazing, and I got to run in a t-shirt and shorts. Felt great, no issues, and I’m hoping to get in a bunch of miles this week.

T-minus 6 days…

Baby Girl is now no more than 6 days away, if she doesn’t decide to come early. This means two things:

  1. I’m super excited to meet her and help her mother start the recovery process. Pregnancy is hard (understatement of the year, I know!), and I want to get The Wife back to a more comfortable existence. This is JOB ONE.
  2. Running is going to be harder to do after Baby Girl’s birthday, and next week will definitely be one of less mileage. I’m okay with that as there will be much to do, and I’ve been working to build to this point anyway because we knew this was coming. It will be a little disappointing personally, as I really like running, but I don’t see this as a sacrifice. I WANT to have a daughter and I am so thankful that we get to continue to grow our family.

All things being equal, I’m getting to live out the saying, “May you live in interesting times.” Some say that this is a curse, but I’m holding out judgment for a while longer.

I’ll leave you with my own proverb:

“May all your runs involve no chafing.”

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