I woke up about 5:30 this morning and the headache was still there so I figured I'd be calling David to cancel our run together. No such luck. When my alarm went off at 7:00, the headache was gone so I dragged my sorry butt out of bed, put on warm running gear and headed for David's house near Mahone Bay.
And was I ever glad I did! Though grey and overcast, it was a beautiful, still morning on the South Shore and I thoroughly enjoyed running the 17 kms to Bachman's Beach and back talking companionably with David the whole way.
He enjoyed it too, I think - particularly since he's scheduled to run a half marathon next month and was pleasantly surprised to discover he could run 17kms with relative ease.
Of course, I only had by BB camera with me so wasn't able to get any really good pictures - though I was still quite happy with the images I managed to capture before heading home.
Incidentally, since this is supposed to be a running blog, I plan to more diligent about reporting the details of my training in the future - not least because it will help keep me accountable as I prepare for the races I hope to run in the coming year - including, the Moncton Hypothermic Half Marathon in February, a full marathon in Halifax or Fredericton in May, and the Cape to Cabot 20km race in St. John's in October.
Total runs this week - 4
Total distance - 40 kms
Longest run - 17.1 kms
Happy running, friends!