Well, as many of you know, I had to cancel my half marathon and I was pretty upset about that. So, like a spoiled rotten kid (of which I have two, so I am an expert) I kind of sulked and then slacked. When I got energized to hit the running hard again, life got in the way and I sulked and pouted again.
However, I have had some inspiration outside of my door (literally) a couple of nights a week lately. Our local school's cross country team doesn't have anywhere formal to practice and safety had become an issue on the main roads and in the form of parking, so they park at my house twice a week and do either hills and speedwork or long runs all from my driveway. :) So, I have been inspired to get back at it (and even do speedwork! gasp!)
However, I'm not the only one inspired. My 6 year old son waits for them to come so he can go outside and watch. This week they invited him to do speedwork with them and he wants to next week! :) Also, they are having their local cross country meet next weekend and I volunteered to help and they told me there would be a one mile race for the kiddos and invited LittleMan to race. So, two nights ago, we began to "practice".
This morning, he asked could we please do a two mile run tonight to practice. I am beyond excited. We had a blast on our one mile the other night and I can't wait for this two mile run tonight. :)
So, next Saturday, instead of the Race for the Cure 5K I had planned (don't worry, I still sent the registration money, so I made my donation), I am going to go watch LM race! :) Wish him luck!