Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunshine and Rainbows and Cupcakes AND Unicorns!

Heh - well, how's that for a nice, syrupy-sweet intro...?

I'll tell ya, there's nothing quite like being able to start the morning with a nice 5-miler that energizes the body and the mind, "girding the loins" for the day! And all before 8am.

This week Jenn and I will do the CATnip Friday 5K in Sherwood, since we didn't do our usual 3 miles on Monday. I'm looking forward to it - finally, a race -!  Even if it's just a small, low-key local 5K.

Nicholas continues to show interest in running (which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy) and will do the "Mouse Miler" which is scheduled directly after the 5K. He wants me to run with him, but I'm pretty sure it will actually pan out to be something like this:

1. Gun sounds
2. Nicholas goes out like Rocket Man with his tights on fire, leaves mom in the dust
3. Mom catches up about an eighth of a mile later, finding him sitting on the curb gasping for breath
4. Nicholas and mom run together for about five yards before he's outta there again
5. Mom catches up, coaxes him up off the curb....or the ground.....
6. Lather, rinse, repeat several times...........

I did talk to him about pacing last night, and he nodded and agreed with me, but I think once we're there and he's all psyched up and then sees the pack fly off the gun and thunder on ahead, the last thing he'll want to do is pace himself. We shall see!

I'm just happy that at least one of my kids seems to like running. I hope to nurture this desire in him - encourage him to join the cross country or even the track team when he gets to middle school, which is only two short years away - plenty of time for me to work on planting a strong seed. Although I must say, I hope he chooses cross country instead of track.  :-)  Speed, schmeed - it's all about endurance for the long haul!

Anyhoo - run lovely and long, my pretties! Let the endorphins out to play!


The CilleyGirl said...

I'm happy to drag him along to all our races! :)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I love that your son wants to run with you. My daughter runs with me (sometimes) and it's a great experience to share.

So excited you are running the Eugene Women's Half. I'll make sure to contact you with a meetup time!

Fruit Fly said...

This all sounds like so much fun. Of course it was the one weekend I wasn't up north. Some day we'll all race together again!

Okay - the races are over ... I'm antsy now. I want to know how everybody did! I'm curious how Nicholas' pacing went!