If I weren't running a ton during the week I am not sure that I could even begin to keep up with the pace of the runners on these weekend Team-in-Training runs. Today's run was pretty brutal - for me anyway. We did something like 4 miles in under 40 minutes. I was actually able to keep up pretty well. I kept pace with a woman in front of me for the whole entire run. She was running roughly 10 minute miles and so as long as I kept right behind her I did fine.
On top of that I took my iPhone with me this morning and listened to music throughout the entire run. As I always say - life is so much better with a sound track. I even picked up a new song from one of my running compatriots - "Move Along" by the All-American Rejects. It is an inspirational song for where I am in life right now so it was a good pickup.
The rest of the day was spent doing a lot of errands. Zack and I made a big shopping trip to Costco today. We picked up tons of staples that we need for around the house. We practically filled the entire back of the explorer up with stuff by the time we were done shopping.
After we got home from our shopping trip we really didn't have that much time until it was time to go and pick up Cole and head downtown for the Parade of Lights. Cole is hanging out with us all evening as Tim and Celinde have and office Christmas Party to go to. We left the house around 3:30PM so that we could get downtown and have dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe before we saw the parade.
The timing worked out perfectly as we were done eating right around 5:50PM just in time to get out and get in position for the parade. We first started watching it from the 5th floor of the Tremont Parking garage until we were told by a security guard that we had to leave - boo as we had a really good view from there. Oh well - we have to follow the rules.
We enjoyed the parade but after about 40 minutes we headed back to the car as we could see the parade route from the car. It was much warmer and cozier in the car then standing outside to watch it.
We got home about 20 minutes ago and Zack and Cole are hanging out in the family room playing video games. Tim and Celinde are supposed to be here to pick up Cole in about another hour and then I think Zack and I will try and hit the hay early!
Thanks and peace to all! ~J.