Off from work, out of water, streaking…what a day!

I took the day off from work

A day off for me means that, even though I wake up at 6:30 AM, I try to close my eyes and go back to sleep. Usually, I end up giving up the thought of sleeping in around 7:30.

I started my breakfast, which was my typical oatmeal:

  • 1/2 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 tbs of (local) honey
  • 3 tsp of brown sugar
  • Cinnamon to taste

I turned on my favorite radio station via Spotify, which is currently based on this playlist I call CHILL – click it to take a peak. Listening to this led to….

More than a year after moving out of my home and away from my children, I’m still often overwhelmed with great sorrow.  But this was short-lived, because….

This weekend I have my boys

So I needed to go to the store and fill my house with snacks and food stuffs galore.

After about 90 minutes of parading through 2 stores, it was approaching the hottest part of the day (a sunny 58°F).  I gobbled up a banana, put my groceries away, and headed out for a run.

I decided to drive down the road to run a route I normally bike. 

I was planning a 5 mile run, which is borderline I need to carry water, but because of the cool temperatures, I did NOT bring water with me.  I did not feel fast today, but I felt steady and felt good, so I just went with it.  2.5 miles into it I wasn’t even beginning to feel fatigued, so decided I’d push for 10 – my only second thought was that I wished I would’ve carried some water.

The gods, they mock me

4.5 miles into my run there was a beverage truck, stopped in the middle of a residential street (doors open) delivering bottled water to a house…

The delivery man walked right in front of me carrying a 24 pack of water.  Once I reached my midway point, I turned around and tried to pick up the pace a bit; take a look at these splits:

MILE
PACE
1 mi
10:07

2 mi
10:07



3 mi
9:52



4 mi
10:08

5 mi
9:25

6 mi
9:50



7 mi
9:51



8 mi
9:47

9 mi
9:49



10 mi
8:53


1
1 mi
10:25

If you want to check out my route and other stats, visit my Runkeeper activity by clicking here.  While you’re there, add me as a friend!

After my run I had this sandwich – Yum!!

Arby’s Turkey Club

This evening there was a flurry of activities – my six had a birthday party to go to, we had dinner, and  we decorated the tree at dad’s place.

“I’m holding my candy cane up!” – Nine, as I snapped this pic, which cause brothers to mimic

We’re going streaking!!!!!

Last year I took and completed the Runners World holiday streak (30 days of at least 1 mile each day), but passed this year for some different reasons.  I’ve noticed via social media that many of you are streaking….so, why do you streak?  What have you taken away so far?

Husband, Dad to 4 boys, #SoftwareTester, #domainInvestor, #WebEntrepreneur, and has-been runner.

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