I was sitting at the kitchen table tonight, marking on the dry erase boards we keep on the fridge with our schedules and menu for the week (I’m endlessly anal if you haven’t noticed), when Andy sat down and said very seriously:
“Cindy, I don’t think I’m a good running buddy for you.”
Duh. Did he really just come to that conclusion?
“I run better when I’m setting my own pace,” he told me.
I smiled and answered, “I know, hon. But we’re training for the Tough Mudder.”
We had planned to work out on Saturday, but we were both so exhausted that we slept in, and by the time the kids were in bed it was super late and the temp still felt like 105 degrees outside. (Plus Mads was still slightly fussy and restless for hours.)
So we agreed to run with the strollers on Sunday. We got to the trail earlier this time, but it was still incredibly hot. Mads fell asleep on our way to Auditorium Shores. Along the way, Luke loudly pointed out all sorts of observations, all of which were interesting. But since our culture frowns upon making comments about people within earshot, we got a lot of looks until we had a talk with Luke about what was socially acceptable in our culture.
Andy must have been dehydrated for most of the run, because he kept needing to stop and walk during our run, which looped from Mopac to the Congress Bridge at back.
But still, it was a nice morning, even if it was close to 100 degrees. I was wearing my new Lulu shorts and sports bra, and lamenting the fact that I had no top to go with my new clothes when Andy pointed out I could just run without a short. Heck! About half of the women on the trail do that. I’m usually so conservative when it comes to my wardrobe that I shun stuff like that, but this time, I decided to take off my shirt and run the rest of the way in my bra.
“Why haven’t I been doing this all along?!”
Eff if I know, Andy told me.
When I got home, I decided to add some strength work on top of the run. Andy started “breakfast”, while Luke and I went outside. Here’s what I did:
Shoulder Press 3×3
Ring Rows 3×5