|Enjoying the view of the Grand River in beautiful Paris, Ontario where I do my long runs. These runs are enjoyed with friends on soft gravel roads with scenic country farms, which remind me of my home farming community near Alvinston, ON.|
|Once in a while when daddy isn't home and I don't feel like cooking, I take the kids out to eat!|
|While I was dozing on the couch, recovering from a nasty stomach flu, poor Leah decided to also take a rest.|
|Each child has done this while I'm pushing the Chariot on a run. I think it's the cutest thing, which makes me think it's the Chariot's wings!|
|With Jonathan working early (and returning late) for three weeks, there's going to be a lot of miles logged with the Chariot. Today we did 26 km. You can see that Leah is equipped with several toys to keep her entertained.|
Monday morning I was back in the pool and on the treadmill again. Funny how you can be wrapped around the toilet one day then running well again two days later! Guess my body just needed a good 24 hours to repair and restore! This week the plan is to log 170 km. Saturday will be a pace-specific long run with a tempo in the middle. Darren Lee and Rachel Hannah are joining me with Rick on the bike so it will be good.
This week and the next two are going to be busy. Jonathan is working long days, out of town so I can't get any early morning runs in during the week. That means I'll be taking Leah twice per week in the Chariot for 25 km runs. It's harder but makes me stronger. We are busy with end of the year school activities and I'm between racing (next race is Vancouver 1/2), when the real work is done, so it will be important to take extra care of myself.
I still haven't been to our normal church service since Andy died due to my cousin's wedding, my race and recent illness so I really look forward to it. Just yesterday, June 3rd was a tough day as it was 18 years since my dad died and we attended the visitation for my friend's dad who also died of cancer.