Yesterday morning I slept in until 7:30am. That never happens but it was nice to have the extra sleep. We didn’t have much planned for Boxing Day but I knew that I wanted to go for a run. After I had my morning coffee and chatted with the family I went downstairs to chat with Warren where he was building the Lego Space Shuttle I gave him.
I told Warren that I was going to go for a run and asked him if he wanted to go with me. He was game and I was happy for that because I thought that he might say he was going to stay home and keep building. Before we left I suggested a route that we don’t typically run. I knew it was a bit longer of a run than Warren sometimes likes to do but I thought it would be a nice change. Part of the run was on the road, and the other part was around a golf course and trail.
As we ran along we had our iPods on. Once and awhile we would chat but for the most part we just wanted to listen to our tunes. When we got back home I thanked Warren for the run. I was the one who wanted to go but I felt that I was struggling as I ran. In some places I wanted to slow down but I tried to keep up with Warren’s pace and he pushed me to keep going. After I told Warren that he said “I was trying to keep up with your pace as you ran faster. I was struggling as well.” I thought that was funny that we were both to keep pace with each other and we didn’t know it. Guess it was a good thing in a way.
The best part of our run though overall was the new socks that we both received for Christmas. We both had happy feet and they were nice and cushioned for our 10k run.
What are the little things that make you happy when you run?