My girlfriend called yesterday afternoon and invited us to join her and her boys for ice cream today. My original plan was to stay home - I try to do so 1-2x each week - but the invite was too good to pass up.
So, instead of running this afternoon, I opted to take the bike and trailer to Cold Stone Creamery for a creamy little piece of heaven. I wore the Garmin (I always do, anymore) and the route turned out to be a solid 9 miles. It was predominately flat and thereby relatively easy with the trailer. Though I doubt I burned off all the calories I consumed with my Berry Berry Good waffle cone.
We stopped at our neighborhood park on the way home. I ran into a woman I have met a few other times through another acquaintance. She is a homeschooling mother of three children, two of which are of similar age to my own so we had a great discussion. She is also a runner... though she broke her ankle a year ago and has had a hard time getting back into it. I'm hoping to see more of her. It would be great to meet and run... talk homeschooling... do a little co-op teaching. We'll see what happens. :)
I posted a poll in my right sidebar - please take a moment to vote. I will be aiming to qualify for Boston - so that is a huge factor for me right now. Both courses are relatively flat I believe. Any thoughts? I would love to do back-to-back weekends - I'd become an official Maniac - but the most difficult part of this would be to convince DH. I'll try - but I need to choose one as my 'fall back'. :D