Saturday, March 07, 2009

A single mile

My lovely wife has a class this morning, so I'm left with Evelyn on the most beautiful Saturday morning we've had so far this year. Mid-40s, sunny, and headed up another ten+ degrees. Even with huge puddles, tons of sand and mud, and snow lining the roads, I had to get outside. I bundled Evie up and put her in the Jeep carriage, and took the safest path I could come up with for a walk.

We ended up covering almost a mile, most of it along part of what was my regular summer running route in 2007. Usually that was a 3-mile run but sometimes I made it as long as 5.

It's so weird to write that, 2007, as if I have been hiding in the house for years, but it's true -- I didn't run at all in the summer of 2008.

Walking the along the route I used to run every weekend showed me a few things:
  • I love being outside
  • My body is going to need some retraining
  • I can't wait to share this with Evelyn
Even though we live in a semi-rural area, the roads are not wide and as such it's not the safest place to run, never mind with a stroller. It's going to take some creativity, but it's something I really want to do. I look forward to writing more about it here.