Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 14: Running Challenge

Distance: 1.11 miles
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!
 You can see the capitol building in the background on this picture and some of the others.

 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!


Christina said...

At first glance I thought you said Hooters was doing a special event that day...I know you didn't have Lillian with you, but that still hardly seemed like an appropriate anniversary celebration...

Looks like you had fun! :)

Christina said...

Also, you're a total bayb in that pic. <3

Alysha and Jason said...

You are so amazing!

Cam said...

Hahahaha! Nice, Teen.

Cam said...

Thanks, Alysha! :) You and Michael from DCFS were my original inspiration! (Even though I never went running with you guys). said...

I love Teen's comments. I think she and I think alike, because she always types what I'm thinking- the Hooters comment and the fact that you're a babe. I was thinking that I was very proud to be related to you.

I love your pictures. The more pictures and videos you post, the more committed I feel to following your blog... even if the *&^%$& thing keeps making me prove I'm not a robot.

Jaime said...

I love your method of having it be a time for reflection. That's giving me some additional motivation to go to yoga tomorrow!