Even though I already wrote about Saturday's run, I have to rewind and tell you about Friday.
Not necessarily the run itself, which was great -- speedwork in the evening, hit quarter-mile repeats all at right around 1:30 (6min/mi pace) -- but something that happened afterward.
When I got back from my run, no one was home. Owen had taken the boys to go pick up a pizza for dinner (yay for Friday night pizza!) so I cooled off for a bit and waited for them. I changed out of my super sweaty clothes into dry ones, but was still wearing my running shoes when the guys got home. And since I had done speedwork, I was wearing my speedy sneaks.
Yeah, Conal likes to ham it up . . .
Anyway, so I was wearing those speedsters and when Conal got home and saw them he asked, "Why are you wearing those running shoes?"
"Because I they're my fast running shoes," I answered.
"Did you run fast tonight?"
"Yup, I did. I ran really fast."
"As fast as me?"
I had to smile. "I think so, Conal. I think I might have run as fast as you."
He thought about that for a second and then gave me a little head nod. I get the feeling he wasn't entirely convinced that I actually ran as fast as he does but that's OK. I like a runner with confidence and Conal surely has that; he tells me all the time how fast he is.
And truth is, it probably won't be all that long until I'm not running as fast as him.
So, have a great week, everyone. Run as fast as Conal!