Sunday, July 26, 2009

Race?

The race schedule on the right says I was supposed to run a 10k this weekend. A last minute tournament came up for my daughter, but I was hopeful all week that I could still make the race. The tournament was actually closer to the race course than my house and the race started at 7:30 a.m., so I kept my fingers crossed that I could get the race in before the day full of games started.

It didn't happen. She had an 8 a.m. game, so the race was out. The race volunteers were nice enough to switch the registration at the last minute to my son and he run with my husband. I was sorry to miss the race. I'm also sorry that I don't get to wear the super cool t-shirt that my son will be proudly sporting.

Since the tournament was special, the team stayed at a hotel for a couple nights even though it was only 45 minutes away from home. I still needed to get my run in, so I woke up at 5 a.m. on Saturday to get 5 miles in before we had to get ready for the day. While I hate having to get up so early, once I'm up I love running on the quiet streets all alone. It was just getting light as I headed out. We were near the airport, so the planes were coming in low with all their lights shining. It was quite a sight. While I wished I would have been racing, running with the planes over head and the sun rising was enough to put a smile on my face for the rest of the day. I didn't get a cool t-shirt, but I did get some quality time with my daughter and that's pretty cool.

8 comments:

Mark said...

Sounds like you had the best run of the day! Hope the tourney went well.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sounds like a great time! Kudos to you for getting up so early to get your run in!!

Londell said...

As my only child is not almost 21, you made the right choice... Many 10K's, only limited memories of being a good parent.

Thomas Bussiere said...

"While I hate having to get up so early, once I'm up I love running on the quiet streets all alone." - I know what you mean.
You can always get a run in later, but you may never get that moment back with your girl. Good choice.

Velma said...

Yes, a little girl time had to be pretty special. I was out very early at Forest Park this sunday and it was a little slice of heaven. It is so great to have some nice quiet time. You will have to find another fun 10K soon with a great t-shirt :)

Jean said...

That sounds like an excellent run, Beth. Wow, how cool to see the planes coming in up close like that! Really neat!

amybee said...

Sounds like a GREAT day Beth!

cami said...

I concur with Mark -you did have the best run of the day. What a cool sight!

And I'm sure your daughter appreciated the sacrifice you made. :)