ORN: 9 miles total, with 5K time trial at 27:13
With the holidays over, the shoulder inflammation subsiding and single digits giving way to "balmy weather" in the 20s, running hit a nice rhythm this past week, a flow it hasn't had for a month or so.
A week ago Saturday, I managed 16.5 miles on very cold, snow-covered streets. During the week, I got in my usual 3 runs. Today's plan called for 9 miles with a 5K time trial built in. It was leaden-grey overcast but warm enough to run in shorts. The time trial was reasonable, with all 3 miles at 8:43. Starting to feel like I'm actually getting set for the LA Marathon.
None of this beats simple gifts, though. Our almost-six year old grandsons are really starting to grasp this whole business of reading. Drew made this for me last week.
He made a heart to let me know he loved me, he said. And his drawing of me has everything I need; a mustache, a smile, five fingers on both hands and a belly button.
That's something I can persevere with.