Today’s Run – 11/29/11 5.01 miles – 44m:17s – 8:50min/mil – Addison, TX
It was cold this morning in Texas (37degrees) when I left my hotel room to run. I woke up fast and I worked on maintaining my pace. It was then that it hit me, why my wife and kids like that I run in the morning. All of them actually encourage me to run at the crack of dawn, telling me how proud they are of me etc, etc, but why such cheerleading. I figured it out this morning.
I have never been a morning person, not that I couldn’t get up, but the simple fact was I am a grump in the morning. I have had this affliction since childhood, not acknowledging my family members at the breakfast table, one word answers from me are the norm, I am pretty much miserable and I know it. Today started like any other day with me walking around the hotel room “grumpy” until I hit that 1stmile and it was an ALL NEW ME. I was happy to get a phone call, greeted people with the “runner wave”; I was generally in a good mood. I am sure there are many reasons for this, and more experienced runners can comment on why running is a cure for my bad attitude, all I know is that my wife is happy, thus I am ecstatic!
Something cool happened this weekend that I want to share with the LOOP. My 16 year old daughter Grace, while supportive, has shown no interest in lacing it up and running. On Sunday she called me and asked “Dad do you think you can map out a mile for me so I could try running?” So time to go get another one fit for shoes!!
This was sent to me by my niece Maya:
“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”
Run Hard – Always Finish