2014 Pikes Peak Marathon

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, 11/18/11 Local Baby Jogger Run

5.01 miles/157 vert./46:19/9:15 pace/avg. HR 119

Felt even more sick today than the previous few days, despite sleeping better.  Felt like my head was in a vice when I got up and I had a pounding headache (added to runny nose, sneezing and sore throat and maybe a bit feverish).  Left the house for some errands a bit before noon, but after the first errand, I got envious of all the people I saw out running and biking, so bee lined it home and got suited up.

We zig zagged through Louisville at a very easy pace to the big park just South of downtown, where I pushed the girls on the swings and they laughed and had a great time.  After swinging, we sat in the grass for a while as they played with small sticks, leaves, picked handfuls of grass and traded stole these items back and forth with one another.  The day was so perfect, clear, calm, quiet and it was so peaceful laying there in the soft grass watching them absorb their surroundings, discovering new things and loving life.  They looked so beautiful, innocent and radiant playing in the soft sunlight, I was in awe and overwhelmed with how fortunate I am to have them and could have hung out there all day watching them play.

Reluctantly, we had to head home to get some lunch, but I was wishing we had more time (and I had more energy) to fully take advantage of such a remarkable day.