The inaugural RunDay!

My little boy started pre-school yesterday. He was more than ready – he had a wonderful morning, didn’t cry at all and was beaming like a Cheshire cat when I picked him up! I had mixed emotions – these BIG steps in his life are so bittersweet, especially as we’re only having the one child. But most of all I was so proud of him and so grateful for the Dude he has become.

SOOOOO ready to go!

And to be honest, I was beyond excited at the prospect of three hours to myself. Tuesday mornings have become RunDay mornings in our household. So I dropped my little man at his new school, waved goodbye and then set off running! Ten miles today – down a hill, up a hill and then three miles along the reservoir primarily downhill. And then I turned round and ran three miles primarily uphill, down a hill and then slogged slowly and painfully UP the hill. It was a lovely run on a beautiful day but surprisingly hilly. I was tired at the end and collapsed into Starbucks for an hour’s blissful peace and quiet.

Ten miles in 1.37.22 at 9.38 pace. Bearing in mind the hills, that’s good enough for me!

I had to run under this.
I will be sure not to be in this position when the Big Earthquake hits
Turnaround point!!!
Gorgeous, eh?

And then I went back to pre-school and was reunited with my little beamer! He had a great day, I’m really proud of him.

Can’t wait for next Tuesday and my next RunDay!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Nic J says:

    My sister had the same thing – would the boys like school?… The fact that they ran into class with ne’er a backward glance was a bit disconcerting for her. Just as much was having to peel them from the school door at home time. However, normality has settled in, their reading and language skills are SO much better than they were, and all is good. Plus you have a whole new set of ‘Dude in his uniform’ photos to send to proud grandparents!
    Nice run by the way – and you’ll be pleased to know I’m keeping up the running and the speed as well, so your inspiration is still working!

    1. Cathryn says:

      Fab news about the running…hurrah. You signed up for anything yet?? In fact, have you booked your flights yet??? SF is calling.

      Happy Birthday tomorrow, gorgeous girl!!!! Card should be there by now, it’s a corker, I’m so excited about it.

      1. Nic J says:

        Nothing signed as yet, although I fear SF could now be off the cards as boyf is looking at ‘treating’ me to an altitude/snow holiday in the Himalayan foothills of northern India, on the look out for snow leopard (followed by a trip to a reserve outside Delhi to go and find tigers). Likely to blow the holiday budget big time for this year!
        Will let you know about the cards – have saved them for when I get home tonight, after big girls meal out – 19 of us in total!

      2. Cathryn says:

        I’d choose snow leopards over SF as well…we will wait for you. Happy Birthday!

  2. Gorgeous run! Except for that teetering bridge. Don’t thump it. Or do, just to test it.

    We do a preschool co-op with the boys, and it is amazing on the days I’m not teaching. Just not having to feed them lunch (they take lunch boxes) is a fabulous break.

    1. Cathryn says:

      That’s the one annoying thing is that he’s home for lunch….i would LOVE lunch to myself. But never mind, i’m grateful for the three hours!!!!

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