Time – 37:17
Distance – 4.0 miles
Pace – 9:18 min/mi
Elevation – Treadmill at 1%
First run of the year was a treadmill run. 3.5 miles at 9:13–9:31 pace with 2 quick 6:58/mile pace strides at the end for a couple of minutes each. The faster running at the end was REALLY quick, but it felt good. The rest of the run was easy and sustainable. I need to be doing more miles and more time, but I didn’t get to run until very late. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get into the gym sooner and get the runs done.
What’s in store?
2018 has some interesting things on the horizon. We’re looking to buy a house in the next month or so, then we have to immediately move because the month of February is full, and we need to be out of the rental by March. The company I work for has gone through a change, which should be exciting and full of opportunity. Baby Girl’s arrival will only continue to bless our lives. The Teenager turns 15 right after we move, which means that Driver’s Ed is right around the corner (no more road running for me!). The Wife and I will celebrate our 10-year anniversary just after the move as well. There’s a potential marathon in my future, the thesis for my Master’s degree, and then graduation.
Summer means busy times! More running races, Tee-Ball for Little Buddy, and getting ready for a new school for him, too, as he’ll be out of Pre-School and into Kindergarten. The Teenager will be in full swing for homeschool high school, and we’ll probably keep the learning going this summer as next summer he’ll have a job.
The Fall will be family vacation, end-of-year madness, and Baby Girl’s going to be walking soon! The Teenager will be thinking about driving (save us all!), Little Buddy will be thinking about getting too old too fast, and The Wife and I will be hanging on for dear life.
This should be a great year!