Today, was my first Sunday off in over a month. I took advantage. The kids were at school and my wife was with the baby at an appointment, so I had some time to get out for a nice relaxing run. I started to go on my 7 mile route, but after about 3.5 miles in, I decided to make a detour and run down towards the new lake that was built in the city.
This was a place that I once tried to walk the kids down one day, but did not get too far. Its a steep hill down and then back up. It is not on a bus route, so if I have any issues, I am walking back or I will have to hitch a ride back up the hill.
I had no idea how far it was and I estimated at about 2 miles the last time, I measured it with a car. After using mapmyrun.com, I found out it is about 1 mile down and 1 mile back up and then to get around the lake and back to the road, was another 0.5 miles. I was very proud of myself. I almost walked twice, but I slowed down and took small steps. I made it and then continued on my route. I did a total of 8.5 miles.
What a way to start the month!