Tuesday comes and it is like my body knows that it is time to run with Susan. I texted her last night and we decided to meet up at 9 AM at the Katy Trail. I've been feeling a little twinge here and there (arch of foot, shins, knee, ITB) and just didn't want to beat the pavement. The trail is a bit more forgiving with its gravel surface and flat terrain. It was cool and super foggy when I got up this morning, but the sun came out by the time I left to meet her and I ended up only mildly cold in my tech tee and capris. We headed east on the trail and there is a lot of shade there. I was perfect in the sunshine, but under the tree canopy it was cooler (especially given the moist air from all our recent rain). We did 4.4 miles and then shared an orange before going our separate ways.
I convinced her to go splurge on a new pair of running shoes for her birthday this week. Why is it that many of us struggle with spending money on ourselves (especially the moms)? I swear, her shoes were long overdue replacing! She called me a little later and told me she had gone to the running store in Columbia and got a gait analysis and properly fitted for a great new pair and I was just so pleased for her. I'm going to see if I can find some kind of new top for her at the Nike outlet when I head to the lake this week for a conference. Would love to wrap that up for her to thank her for all her friendship and support for my slow running this winter.
Better get some work done. Woke up at 2 AM and had trouble getting back to sleep as I thought about my crazy to do list. Enough procrastinating!