I think after that 5K on Sunday coach realized the severity of the situation when it pertains to my running. The plan this week goes something like back the hell off the swimming and riding. Go run. Then run some more. Oh you already ran today? Run again anyway.
I don't mind this at all- clearly its what I need- and since all the running might better be described as jogging, it doesn't wear me out or anything. Nah. I just feel like Forrest Gump. Run, Michelle, run!
The second run today was actually just entirely awesome. Mostly because I did it with Moana in the jogger. After I picked her up from daycare I drove her over to Kailua Beach to do the Lanikai loop. (Angela remembers this location fondly I bet... :) Anyway, it took a bit of coercing to get Moana to agree that running with mommy would indeed be better than going to the playground (our usual post-day-care outing) but eventually she was on board. Yes! Let's going running Mommy!
Moana is no dummy though- she recognized the road to Kailua and right away changed her tune. LET'S GO BEACH she started chanting. Hmmmm. This might be a tough sell getting her in the jogger if the beach is in sight...
I promised her that we were going to run to the beach (omitting that while it wasn't necessary to loop all of Lanikai first, we were going to do that anyway...) It was so cute though- she is always so concerned that she does not have running shoes to wear while she sits in the jogger. I really need to get her a pair. Since she didn't have any, she absolutely insisted on wearing my socks. I let her win this one. Happily for me, K-Swiss makes good shoes that don't rub so I was able to run sockless without any issues.
La la la... we jogged the loop. Moana sang out loud most of the time so I didn't need my iPod. At one point we saw one of those bouncy house things set up in someone's yard- you know the huge ones rich people who live in Lanikai rent for birthday parties? Moana has only been in one of those once but she totally knew what it was today. She started singing Happy Birthday (to me!). Perfect. Then toward the end of the loop there is a bit of a hill (local folks will know what I'm talking about) and she started singing The bear went over the mountain the bear went over the mountain the bear went over the mountain and what do you think he saw? So freaking cute that she sings that now every time she sees a hill. Sesame Street is the bomb for teaching her that song. Anyway, this is what we saw at the top of the hill. Ahhhhh. Kailua Bay.
Scott actually goes to the beach park here to play soccer on Tues/Thurs evenings, so after we were done we got to see daddy playing soccer! This made Moana quite happy. And you can tell from this picture that soccer may be her sport of choice sooner rather than later.