What do you mean I have to run alone?!?! That was my immediate reaction this morning when I found out my running buddy (who I think I will officially call RB from now on) could not run with me tomorrow, on my birthday of all days, due to a very unhappy hamstring. So my birthday run has gone from running on the Charles to running in the neighborhood (due to logistics) to running by myself. L This makes me really sad. For a long time, I have run by myself but lately I have been become very spoiled and have run with RB and others and I have loved every minute of it and frankly don’t want to go back! The thought of running 12 whole miles alone, well kind of sucks in my mind right now. Who is going to push me? Who is going to encourage me? If this was real life, my description of this situation would be “double, triple tear!!!”
So what is a gal to do? First, I tried contacting some other bloggers in the Boston area. But no luck. BUT if anyone out there is listening and is interested, please please speak up!
Otherwise, my husband and I came up with another idea. He would run with me…well I will run, he will rollerblade. There is a lot standing in the way of this and we are not sure it is going to work. For one, he does not have rollerblades anymore, so we need to buy them. Another issue is that the ground has to be pretty smooth and we are not sure if Minute Man will do it. Then there is the question of whether he can hold up for the 12 miles and finally there is the issue of keeping pace and running next to each other with his blading stride. Now, these are all various issues, but it would be completely AWESOME if it actually worked! I would love to “run” with my husband. He would be great for encouragement and perseverance. He could carry the water and supplies (sorry hun!) and he would be a great companion. Plus, I often think of him when I am running alone waiting for me diligently and how if I can get through, he will be there for me. Actually having him at my side, would be so wonderful. So we shall see….but what a wonderful birthday present if it works!
Meanwhile, today should be the big day of the closing of the house. We have not heard anything from anyone on blips so we hope hope hope hope that we are good to go. It has been quite a crazy process, which is why I am so tentative to this closing but it seems like it is happening!!!