Yesterday after work I ran 4 miles. The miles felt very easy and I am not sore at all from my 9 mile run on Saturday. I think taking a rest day after my long run day is a good thing. Last week after my 8 mile run I ran 4 miles the next day and then did zumba the day after that. I felt really drained. This week I don't feel that way at all.
This week is spring break for Damian. When he was younger I would take the entire week off to spend time with him, however, when he got old enough to stay home alone I quit taking the time off. I have missed taking the week off but don't feel it's necessary anymore. This year I decided to take today and tomorrow off to spend time with Chris (his normal days off are Tues-Thurs) and Damian for spring break. We were planning on doing something today, like go for a drive into the mountains or maybe go into Seattle. However, because Chris and I had the same day off (the first time for a long time) together we decided to go out last night. I drank . . . a lot. Then when we got home, I was too loud and woke up Maddox. =/
He didn't go back to sleep until . . . well, I don't know when. I took him into the living room and he played while I dozed on the couch. Finally I put Sesame Street on and he laid down with me and fell asleep. I woke up to him on the edge of the couch so I decided to try to move back to the bedroom and he woke up again. =/ So after an hour of fighting him in the bedroom I woke Chris and made him get up for a while.
So instead of going out and about today, we had to walk downtown to get the car and then we all took a nap. =) Tomorrow we'll go on our trip.
Yesterday I didn't talk very much about my 9 mile run because I didn't want to make my post super long. However, there isn't a whole lot to talk about. It was really good. I saw on another blog (Runs for Cookies) where she posted a picture of every mile of her long run. I thought it would be a cool post to do so I stopped at every mile and took a picture. However, I have been thinking that maybe it's too copycat like . . . but they are good pictures, so I think I'll post them anyway. =)
Mile 6, this is another trail that I used to run a lot. This is the beginning of a trail that is 2 miles long and I used to run each out and back (sorta) to make it 4 miles.