My initial plan was to modify couch to 5k and actually do an 8 week training plan with them...but a late start to spring in these parts meant there weren't safe enough conditions out here in Langdon to actually take them out for a run.
So, with my long run swapped to tomorrow and my being on kid duty today..and the BEAUTIFUL day...we HAD to go for a run.
and I was a bad blogger. I didn't even bring my camera with me :( I wish I had. There were so many magical moments that are now just captured in my brain. Like these:
- Meeting every dog along the way and listening to Doodle approach them and ask, ever so politely "Excuse me. May I please pet your puppy?
- Discovering a ladybug on the pathway and stopping to let it crawl between their fingertips
We stopped and played at a couple of playgrounds. We walked and talked more than we ran. I ran laps around the park.
In the end - I got in 4k...at a whopping 16 mins/km. Not breaking any records there...but it was a lovely way to pass a saturday morning with my daughters.
And for comedy's sake - the Garmin Geekery
I think we'll do it again next week too...that should prep them fairly well for the race.
Psst - it's not too late to join our family team for the race. Just email me for details on how to register. Joining our team saves you $5 off the regular registration fee.