This morning I woke up to 30 degree weather and to be honest, I had NO desire to run in the cold. It doesn’t bother me much in mid-winter but since we’ve already had a taste of spring there’s no going back now. So I decided to wait until the afternoon to get my 4 miles in.
It was a nice run but I had to take a few breaks. I’ve been having a hard time mentally for some reason. I’m just not getting lost in my thoughts like I used to and I can’t figure out why. I felt the same way last week too. It’s weird.
But that’s not why I’m blogging today. Nope. See, Little Guy asked if he could run with me. My Motivation Turn Workout Partner is proven true again and I can only assume as he gets older we’ll do more and more activities together. I’m really looking forward to it!
However, right now, taking a 6 year old on a 4 mile run isn’t realistic. He has the desire though so I made a deal with him. I run the 4 miles I needed to for training and then I’d come home and pick him up for a run around our community. When I got back he was raring to go.
We headed out and had a blast! Maybe another half a mile or so. We ran slow. We ran fast. We walked. We talked.
Thinking about it now is making me smile.
When we got home we took a few post run pictures.
I love being the goofy, hands on parent. As we passed older kids in the community, I realized I don’t have many years left where hanging out with mom is going to be his preferred activity. I better take advantage of it now. :)
For a bit of our running history check out this post. I can’t read that quote without getting tear eyed.