Yesterday it rained all day. Not a hard rain, just a light drizzle... but I was unable to run with the baby and jogger as I do not have a rain cover. So I waited until my husband was home and to go on my run.
Rockville and back. Total mileage was 9.1 miles ... on a MONDAY! I know... it was hard to believe. For all but one mile, my pace was under 10 minutes. I was thrilled. At mile 3, I smelled the sweet smell of honeysuckles. And boy did they bring back memories from my childhood.
We grew up on lots of land and had lots of woods. I remember learning how to taste the honeysuckle very early... probably in 2nd grade and it was so much fun. I did have to avoid the poison ivy that always loomed around the honeysuckle as I was high allergic to it. The smell of the honeysuckle lasted for several miles. It was nice to remember my fun filled days as a child.
The rain continued and I had my visor on so it really did not bother me. It was kind of refreshing. The only negative was that for 3 miles I had to run on concrete sidewalks and my shins and left foot felt it.
Last night, I also met my impromptu running partner from a couple Saturdays ago, Bob and his family. It was important for me to meet his wife to make sure she was okay with us running together. I also met his son. I showed up and Bob had a glass of wine for me. I politely declined, but he told me to drink it. It was Gatorade in a wine glass. Too cute. His wife mentioned she also ran with TNT... so maybe Bob and I can get her out on the trail with us one day.
Hopefully, this is a beginning of a beautiful running friendship!