After several weeks of not feeling that great running, I finally had a good, pain-free, feeling good week. I’m still about a minute/mile slower than I was last year around this time, but it has been great to be able to go out and get in miles without any chest pain or much pain anywhere else. Even after finishing the Cleveland Marathon virtual challenges series (virtual half marathon and 5k) last week, I felt good enough to get in 37 miles total this week, which is one of my highest weekly mileages is 2020.
Here it is, day by day:
In addition to it being one of my highest mileage weeks, another highlight of the week was running with FW!
Wednesday morning I had intended on sleeping late and taking the day off. But FW woke up around 6 a.m. and it was already bright and somewhat warm out, so I decided to take him out for a walk in the stroller, something we haven’t done in a while. While we were out walking, of course I had to get in a few blocks of jogging (especially when he told me to go faster). We finished at about 1.5 miles of walking, but when we got home, FW wanted to run himself. So, we ran around .5 miles together. I’m so proud of the little guy!
Friday night, he mentioned wanting to run with me again. So Saturday morning, after I did my run (about 6.5 miles), I got home, picked up FW and we ran .6 miles together.
Some questions for you:
- How young were you when you started running?
- Do you ever make running a family affair?