Sunday – 7 miles
On Sunday I had a first…I set out for a run and at 7 miles I was 2 miles from home with super tight calves knowing pushing it would be silly. It was time to call in the Weenie Wagon.
While it wasn’t exactly a long run, it got me thinking to the conversation I tend to have with my family on a regular basis “How do you run so long?”. Honestly, compared to a lot of runners, a 2 hour run is nothing, but for a lot of my family and friends they just can’t wrap their minds around this.
Let me preface what I’m about to say by reminding you that I think I have the raddest kids in the world and love being their mom more than ANYTHING…
People, let me tell you about my post-run Sunday afternoon. Within an 8-hour window the following happened.
- Kids broke a doorhandle
- A soccer ball kicked into the garage which jacked up the garage door opener
- Fixed said garage door and doorhandle
- Plucked a corn kernel out of a child’s ear
- Dished out at least 4 timeouts
- Dug my car keys out of the garbage can thank you Vanilla…
- Cooked 2 meals
- Reffed about 3,528 fights between my kids.
And crazily enough, this was with someone helping me….So for you non-runners, there is no need to ask how I run so long, instead, you instead you should probably ask, “Why don’t you run longer?”
What’s your favorite distance to run?
I like 11-16 milers
What is the most random thing you did this weekend?
Nothing from my weekend beats pulling a popcorn kernel out of a child’s ear in the random category. Well, maybe the conversation after the “procedure” in which I explained that it is not ever funny to put random objects in any hole in your body to make people laugh. That’s some advice you can take to the bank 😉