The acacia blooms are popping out all around. We saw an osprey with a fish in it’s talons flying around looking for a good spot to consume brunch. A hummingbird stalked us along one fence line. The ducks were doing interval flight drills from the center sand pit to the water and back – in unison of course. In other words, spring was springing out everywhere and yet it was just cool enough to be perfect running weather even with the sunshine.
Meanwhile we set out to make it another personal record Sunday. Audrey was there for the frist out and back (and out a little ways again to pop over her target distance) and Renee was on her last run of a very very long week of running so she stayed back with us most of the way and had fun taking pictures:
After sticking with it for 6.3 miles (!!) today, Audrey tapped out and went on her way. I dipped into my energy beans and went back out with Renee who had a 3 hour 15 run on her schedule. Don’t know what I was *planning* on doing, but all I know is that her sticking around with me and then Eve meeting us out during the last hour and using her fresh legs to pull us along, I ended up staying out the whole damn time. Which, for me was a grand total of 13.75 miles. Yup, blew away last week’s PR of 11.3 miles out of the water. And crossed that half marathon distance thresh hold. A line I didn’t think I would cross this year let along in March!
And – I even managed to keep on smiling even as I chugged up that last hill to the car.