Time: 9 minutes
Woo hoo!!!! I broke the mile mark! I had to push through it because there were moments when I really didn't like today's run, but I found that it is very mental for me. The more I think about the running the more I hate it. If I can manage to let it be a time for reflection or planning, the pain from running is less noticeable.
Today was a great day. Despite the fact that I totally dropped the ball on getting a babysitter for our Anniversary celebration today, a late email to two friends last night resulted in two offers to babysit Lilly for free. I am seriously blessed to have such great friends here.
Matt and I went out without Lilly for the first time in a long time (I can't even really remember the last time). We rented a canoe at Memorial Union and had a romantic picnic on lake Mendota. We didn't realize that Hoofers was doing a special event today: Free sail boat rides. The whole shoreline was filled with crowds of people lining up for their ride. Fun as that would be, we still wanted our romantic alone time so we rented our canoe anyway. As we were setting the canoe in the water, though, I somehow tripped and fell halfway into the lake and halfway into the back of the canoe. Miraculously I didn't get hurt at all physically. My pride however was a little bruised as the entire dock got some lively entertainment while they waited.
Matt and I paddled out to picnic point to explore a bit then back away from the shore to drift, eat, and enjoy each other's company. Afterward we had dessert overlooking the lake and walked past an old church that is having its foundation replaced. They literally put the church on stilts and tore out the entire foundation and are putting a new one in. Incredible. Fun day!
We saw this baby bunny on our walk to the bus stop. :)
Oh--I forgot to give this shout out to Teri in the last entry: THANK YOU for noticing the blogging had stopped. You gave me the push I needed to get back on board. Since the blog is my primary source of accountability for this goal, I really appreciate it. I would hate to have slipped up with my runs this far into the month!