>> Thursday, October 27, 2011
RUN #1: 8 miles on Oct 11th.
This was my first run after OVER a week COMPLETELY off after the TC 10 Mile. I thought I'd just take it easy, but I ended up feeling OK part way through. So I picked up the pace and ran the middle 3 miles in well under 20 minutes. And Henry SLEPT through those 6:30 miles!
Loading up at home
Wide awake and looking around at mile 1
Getting HEAVY eyes at mile 3
(he passed out just after I took this photo)
Sleeping at mile 4 (which was a 6:30 mile)
Back at home after 8 miles, still asleep
RUN #2: 6.1 miles on Oct 16th.
I wanted to do more, but Henry got a little cranky after about 2-2.5 miles. As I was heading home, he fell asleep, so I ran a LITTLE more before figuring I should just get home before he woke up and got REALLY pissed.
Starting our run
Looking around on this bright day
Starting to look a little concerned, THINKING about starting to scream
(which he started to do shortly after I took this photo)
Still asleep in the dining room post-run
He woke up a half hour later and was ALL SMILES!
Henry in the Baby Bjorn stretching with me post-run
(Pharmie was at work, so we were hanging out all day together)
RUN #3: an easy 4 miles with Pharmie and Henry on Oct 18th!
Believe it or not, but this was the FIRST RUN THAT THE 3 OF US WENT ON TOGETHER!! (Well, at least with Henry outside of Pharmie.) We got ready for a chiller evening run, and Henry did NOT like the snowsuit we put him in. See?....
Not. Impressed. At. All.
Happier in a hoodie and hat
Running behind Mommy
Wide-eyed at mile 1
Starting to get sleepy
(he slept for the last half of the run)
Me and Henry running along River Road
(I normally don't wear pants until it's in the mid 30s, but this
was an EASY run, so I knew I wouldn't be too warm on my own.)
RUN #4: a long 12 miler on Oct 23rd!
This was the LONGEST run that Henry and I went on together! Pharmie was heading out on a long run with a friend, so I figured Henry and I would go for our OWN run. He was ready for a nap, and he fell asleep after 1 mile and slept for the final 11! (Well, his eye's popped open for about 2 seconds 3 different times when I would take a curb too aggressively [or something along those lines] and there was a little bump.)
I didn't think this was going to be a "hard" run - I had just planned to keep it easy. But I found myself wanting to pick up the pace a few miles into the run. So I did the last 6 miles all around 6:30 / mile! That felt GREAT (and horrible at the same time). And Henry wasn't awake for any of those speedy miles.
With heavy eyes as we started out
(under 1 block into the run)
Asleep before hitting the first mile marker
STILL asleep (sans hat) back in our yard after 12 miles with Daddy!
Related post: The Truth About Being a New Dad.