We are conditioned to love Fridays. I remember the feeling of getting out of school on Friday afternoon, having the whole weekend ahead to hang out with friends, play in the yard, watch Saturday morning cartoons, and ride my big wheel up and down the driveway.
Now my weekend activities have changed – I’ve ditched the big wheel for an array of running shoes. More time at home means that I get to spend more time with my dude, and Friday is the start of my “getting stuff done” time.
This Friday, after I got home from work, I went for a quick, 6 mile run. One of the things I love about living in the DC area is that my runs through the city and surrounding area feel like I am running through a series of postcards.
After my run I grabbed a salad at Chop’t and headed home to spend some time with my dude, and some time knitting. I cannot tell you how great it is to sit and knit after a long run. I still feel like I am doing something, but I am not having to move my tired legs all around.
Here’s what I’ve got on tap for this weekend in terms of running:
Saturday – 6 easy miles
Sunday – 16 mile long run
I am really, really keeping my fingers crossed that I can hit my 16 mile long run pace. I’m suppose to run 9:18 per mile, and for some reason, unless I am in a race, it’s been hard to get my pace up there. Perhaps I am just defaulting to my long marathon training run pace. In any case, I know I can run at 9:18 per mile, it’s just a matter of doing it.