Monday, October 4, 2010

how I cut my run short and but still ran all my miles ...

Yesterday morning, G and I set out on a 16 miler. And right from the start, I just wasn't feeling it. I was just tired. Not tired of running, just sleepy tired. Like "if I was to close my eyes right now I would be asleep in three minutes," kind of tired. I'm not really sure what the deal is. Maybe I pushed it a little to hard after last week's race and PR. Maybe I just really need to go to bed earlier. Maybe the 300+ miles I have run since the middle of August are catching up with me. I'm not really sure.

Either way, G and I decided to cut the run a little short (I know, pick your jaws up off the floor). We finished up with 14 and I was OK with that, with only 14 days left before the marathon, a little extra taper wasn't going to hurt. Yup, I was OK with it. For like five hours.

So, like any sane person, I asked the girls if they wanted to go on a run. They quickly accepted and we headed out. (Have I mentioned how much I love my kids?)

I told them that we were going to run the whole time. And that we'd go nice and slow so that they could finish. Here they are in action.

Would you look at Dizzle's form? Perfect forefoot strike. At what age do you think Newton Running would be interested in sponsoring her? Probably soon ...

Anyway, we made it about .3 when Doodle decided she was too tired to go on. So, we turned around and headed home. But we kept running.
Doodle headed inside at about .66 and got some water, but I could tell that Dizzle could finish the mile, despite having just screamed at me, "MY ENTIRE BODY HURTS."

Then 14:33 after we started, Dizzle and I finished that mile. Without walking. And Doodle must have felt like she missed out on something, because as soon as she finished her water, she asked to run again. So, like a good mother, I agreed and the two of us ran/walked another mile in 15:30.

Have I mentioned that my kids are hardcore?

31 comments:

Carly said...

I think your kids like to run more than I do. Haha...

Anne said...

Haha! Love this!

Dizzle's form is definitely right on :)

Erin G said...

Brain-washing at its finest! Great job!!!

Erin G said...

Brain-washing at its finest! Great job!!!

jen said...

AWESOME!!! and totally CUTE!

Michelle said...

Your kiddos are too cute!

Deb said...

That's awesome. My 3.5 year old is totally into running too. It's amazing how much they copy their Mom.

Running Diva Mom said...

awesome!!! Love the facial expressions on her face! They are so adorable. I love running with my little diva, too!

Amy said...

Hey! If you bring your kids along, I can keep up with you! :D

Marlene said...

Of COURSE you couldn't leave your miles unfinished! So fun taking the girls out and they did great! Love that last pic.

Laura said...

Just awesome! The last pic is fantastic!

runningwithsass.com said...

hilarious! your kids are so stinkin funny! way to go!

kat said...

Great post, your kids are tooo adorable for words.

Katye said...

seriously i'm in love with your girls. that picture of dizzle's form...AMAZING! look at that mid/forefoot strike. the arms! the upper body! although I do LOVE doodle's gesture in that picture. "What up!"

Runners Fuel said...

That is too cute!!

Meredith said...

That is awesome!!! And love your girls form! Start 'em young!

SarahwithanH said...

That may officially be the cutest blog post I have ever read. Way to go Dizzle and Doodle! (And you, of course!)

Pam said...

hahaha I love your kids, too.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Congrats to Dizzle and Doodle!!!

Judi said...

Yes, you are a good mother! My girls ran their first 5K on Saturday! Oh what fun! It makes all my running worth it - I can't wait to have them as my official partners in the days ahead! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Those photos are awesome! And we all knew you kids are hard core before you told us.

Katie A. said...

Such cute pics! I love it!
And way to go on getting it all in. It will pay dividends on race day! You're sooo ready! Have a great Monday!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Way to go kids! They'll be kickin your butt before you know it!

Kerrie T. said...

The pictures just make me smile. There's one of T Junior at YGG and his stride is awesome. Sorta blows your mind.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

So in the photo you notice Dizzles form, but I notice how AWESOMELY Doodle is connecting with the camera :) She has some great race photos in her future..

Hugs to getting in the miles no matter how we do it..

Love love the headband!!

ajh said...

They are seriously tough! Must be the role model they see each day!

Zaneta said...

that is just too CUTE!! lol... seriously! LOVE the pics! :D

runningwithababyonboard said...

Cutest thing ever! :)

Joggin' Momma said...

Love love love that they run with you, I hope mine will be like that too!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

How fun is that! That is just awesome!

Julie said...

you better watch out...they are going to try and beat you on your next 5K! awesome!