The best decision (plus Filthy 5K results)

It sounded like such a good idea yesterday: head out for 7-8 miles, with the first half with Riley, on Sunday morning.

But I don’t know what it is about Sunday mornings: it’s so hard for me to get motivated. And that doesn’t really make a lot of sense, because normally I sleep in and hit the roads after the church rush is off the streets. Still, I seem to search for reasons to take a day off.

So I ate some pumpkin bread, thought about running, drank some coffee, thought some more about running, considered skipping a workout to start on yardwork, and then poured another cup of java.

By then it was shortly after 9 a.m., and I couldn’t escape the idea any longer. Throwing on a pair of tights, a fleece jacket and gloves, I headed out the door with Riley. And it’s the best decision I’ve made in a couple weeks.

In short, it was a perfect fall running day: cool, gray and just a little bit of mist in the air. We ran over to a spot near the airport, and then I just stood there. Here I was, in the middle of the city, and it was so quiet. My thoughts turned to ways I could extend the run, although I’ve come to learn Riley’s limits. We did a few short loops and headed home, a perfect 4-mile run before turning my attention to those leaves in the backyard.

For those who ran last Saturday’s Filthy 5K in Moorhead, click on the link below for race results.

FFK 2010 Results

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