How often does life derail your grand running plan? Given that my job allows me the luxury of having 3 days off during the week, not too often. So when it does, it really throws me. Let's venture back to Monday, when Spring shone on upstate NY. I PURPOSELY did not leave for my run until 11:30...I wanted to run in shorts at the peak of the weather (high 50's!!!!) and do a nice slow long run. All was well until mile 2.6. When I received a call from the school nurse to come get my vomiting child. Ugh!!!! Luckily I was only a half mile from home, sprinted there, grabbed my car keys and dashed to the school. No long run in the sun for me :(. But leave it to Thing 2 to bring a smile to my face even as he lifts his head out of a garbage can and says "ugh, you couldn't change your socks before coming to get me?" With just the hint of a smile on his face ;-D
But you know, even 5K in those conditions felt like a gift. So far, this is the best running winter I've had!