So, after saying yesterday that "I will" get a run in, I had no choice but to do it. I'm pretty sure that had it not been National Running Day and had I not vowed on this blog to go for a run, I probably wouldn't have taken the effort. I knew that by the time Dan got home from work, I would have about an hour to get out the door, get a run in, take a shower and get ready to go, pick up a girl from church and get to our church activity... the run was going to have to be short and speedy. I got ready to run, made a no frills dinner (pancakes and eggs) and literally walked out the door as Dan was walking through it.
I didn't just want to run to say that I had run, but I wanted to go for a nice enjoyable run to remind myself what it is about running that I love so much. To do this, I wore my Run Eugene shirt that I got from Brooks at the Olympic Trials last year... it makes me happy and I headed towards Mingus Park via a small trail system, that although short, is at least a trail and in my opinion there is no better running than trail running.
I got home in time to shower quickly, kiss Dan and the kids goodbye and rush back out the door. I picked up the girl and we were only 5 minutes late to the activity, coincidentally the amount of time I had to wait for her to be ready.