Last night I joyously handed out Halloween candy to about a zillion kids. My neighbor gave me some excellent advice: "However much candy you think you need, get three times that." She was right! We ran out eventually and just turned out all lights... and kids still rang the bell. Good to know we live in a trick-or-treater friendly neighborhood!
I was up and at the park at 7 AM to meet Lisa and Norma. They are both training for the half at St. Jude (5 weeks from today). It will be Norma's first half marathon. They aimed to walk and run 8 miles. I aimed to just be there as long as them, whatever that mileage might be. We walked the entire first mile together and then they took off. Our paths crossed often, so it was like we were together. My ipod has stopped downloading podcasts, somehow, so I just observed nature at the park as I walked along.
I got 7.5 miles in! And I felt FANTASTIC. Hallelujah! They even got faster as I went along:
8:58 (half mile)
It's so funny how some days are good and some are just... passable...
Norma says "Yes!" as she has just completed her longest distance ever! I am wearing my new maternity jacket.
I signed up for the True Blue 5K on November 21st. Maybe I'll be feeling excellent that crisp evening and will get to run a little bit!