Yes, we ran 5 miles this morning! That is easily the farthest I've gone since Violet was born. And my goodness, do I have a blister to prove it!
I didn't think we were going to make it far this morning, not because I didn't have the stamina, but because Violet was acting like a crazy person. She literally fought every piece of clothing as I dressed her. She screamed as I put on her diaper, and flailed wildly as I put on her dress, and threw a tantrum for each of the socks. The she arched her back and wailed as I put her in the carseat. My goodness, such a drama queen! Then, we started to run, and she relaxed! She was in the stroller for over an hour, and was so happy and calm the whole time! Such a sweetheart. (The reason she was in the stroller for so long was I had to walk to my friends house, which is a couple of blocks away, then run the 5 miles, and then walk home).
(upon finishing the run. I was feeling pretty triumphant!)
Glenn and I run about 2.5 miles every Monday and Friday, but I didn't feel like I was getting in any better shape going only twice a week. So I asked my friend if she wanted to start running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and it turned out she is training for a half marathon that she runs in two weeks! Anyway, we ran 3 miles yesterday, and today she ran 6, but I stopped after 5, which was my plan all along, because of where the route took us. It was just better for me to stop after 5, and I'm glad I did, because my blister is pretty bad!
Incidentally, book club was a huge success last night. 8 girls came, so plus me there were 9 of us! After we discussed the book, we were talking about running, and it turns out all but 2 of us had run half marathons! I thought that was pretty cool.