I knew that we planned to run the Hope Endures Virtual 5k today so last night I used Map My Run to design an out-and-back 5 km route from the marina to the centre of our town and back.
It was gloomy and nippy. Just the kind of morning that makes you feel like you need to get going to really warm up!
We were running in honor of Courtney's infant daughter, Ashlyn, who passed away on December 2, 2008.
The Captain was also thinking of his Dad, who was born on December 5th, and who passed away in February of 2009. And today is also the second birthday of my darling grandniece, Nahla. A real mix of emotions going on, and very little chit chat on our run today.
We did the first half in 17.5 minutes then turned around, had a 1 minute walk break and started running back. Total time - exactly 37 minutes. Not my fastest 5 km but the best I had in me today. I was glad to have The Captain with me as he always pushes me a little bit.
W3 R37 @17.5/1 W4 stretch 5 minutes
After we stretched, I made us both smoothies with chocolate protein powder and bananas... very nice and thick but not quite as tasty as they are with just plain chocolate milk.