Day three: I had a lunch date with two girlfriends and work Thursday evening. So, very gladly, I was able to fit in a flat run along the local beaches after I got the boys off to school and before lunch. Thus completed day three of my Easter running streak
Day 4: Today was a bit tougher. After substitute teaching high school Spanish, though a relatively tranquil day, I arrived home beat. I could have very easily skipped today’s run had I not committed to this Easter streak. About 4:30 pm, I ran out the door in my pajama shorts – yes, you read that correctly, my pajama shorts. They aren’t actually pj’s, but very loose, short-shorts that I often wear to bed. That’s how lazy I felt. I was dressed for bed, yet strapped on my shoes and headed out the door.
So uncomfortable I felt with those loose, short-shorts riding up my thighs, I thought, I’ll just put in one or two miles. My discomfort however, was so maddening, that I turned back to the house and changed my shorts. Oh what a difference clothing makes! I put on tight fitting capri running pants and headed back out, feeling oh so much better. I thought that perhaps I’d put in more than a mile or two.
By the time I reached Doheny Beach, I realized that I was running amidst a Ragnar Relay. You can imagine my delight! How wonderful is it to see a whole bunch of running nuts, and their crews congregating at my beach! I spoke briefly with one relay team to learn that this relay began in Irvine (which is about 25 to 30 miles away). Oh, the fun!
Running amongst all those psycho runners really changed my attitude about this evening’s run. I was delighted to put in more miles than I planned. This of course turned out wonderfully. On the harbor island, I was privileged to take in one of my favorite sights – a bunch of pelicans following a boat on its way on into the marina.
Miles run for day four: 6.16