Tonight I had a nice evening run. I went 4.7 miles, at a very slow pace, and it was great. It's runs like tonight that I love and keep me coming back to running. I grabbed my walkman, setup Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, and took off.
One might say DSOTM isn't a great album to run to, and one would be right. That is... if one is looking for a workout. As for a relaxing medium distance run, I think it's great. The music isn't too fast, has some awesome melodies and lyrics, and it's the perfect music to contemplate the world too. "Great Gig in the Sky" is probably the best song for this.
After this week, I've realized I much prefer my personal runs than races. All the competition, and hassle of the races make it feel more like work. Plus, whenever I see another runner stop to walk, it makes me want to as well. Does anyone else feel this way?
Lastly, I didn't mention it in the previous post, but Jen, Paige, and Connor did a great job yesterday as well. The kids both got medals (all kids that finished the 1K did), but still Jen said Paige did awesome. Connor, well how awesome is it to be able to sit in a stroller, have Mommy push you, and still get a medal at the end! He won't be so luck next Saturday when he has a lengthy 100 meter race!
Here are a few pics of the kids and their medals.
And on the Metro.