So we crawled into bed around 1:30 and rolled outta bed about 8:30. So we actually got a decent amount of sleep.
We met up with RuntoFinish this morning before the run. What a doll! This tiny, cute, super speed demon. I'm not sure we could run together unless I pulled a Tonya Harding on her to slow her down. I promise, that WON'T happen...Just Sayin'...she's WAY faster than I am. Which is fine, we'll just have to meet up before and after runs.
We took off and honestly once we got started, I still wasn't sure what sort of mileage I was going to cover. I was pondering 6. But then remembered my spouting off last night that I was going to run 10. Why did I do that? I guess it sounded good at the time.
I started out strong and felt really good. So I decided to cover 10. Why not start the New Year with double digits. After Doug realized I was running long he slowed down so I could catch up and we ran our miles together. Mrs. Speedy was coming back as we were still heading out and she turned around to run with us a bit. Then I was dying and needed to walk so we said our Happy New Year's and nice to meet you's and she scooted on.
We hit our 5 mile turn around and was doing great. The wind to our backs now. Ahhh...Then we ran into some poor girl that lost her group. She was supposed to do 3 miles total and she was already at almost 5. Yikes! She about cried when we told her it was 5 miles back. So we told her there was a gas station about a mile up so she could call her friends to come get her. Poor thing!
We finished with an 11:04 average for 10 miles. I was very happy with that. Especially considering the long talk we had with the lost girl and the water stop we were at forever as I was pouring everyone drinks.
It's nice to log 10 miles already for 2009!
Then it was home where feta eggs were made and a hot bath with a bath bomb were in order. Doug started working on his stained glass project and we were watching a CSI marathon when Mols let us know it wasn't quite fair that there had been no walk for her yet, so off we went for a 2 miler.
Now we're all back home, the fire is crackling and we're hanging out for the rest of the afternoon. What a great way to ring in 2009! Happy New Year!