The weekend past was our last one before the madness of Spring (outdoor) Soccer and other kids activities take over. So the Honeydo list was clearly posted.
* New Garbage disposal - took 2 days due to the clown installing it not reading some sort of fine print, 2 trips to Lowes and 1 to Home Depot - also has to reconfigure the dishwasher - which along the way decided to not drain properly - finally got everything working.
* Fixed some things on the barn. Last week we picked up an extra horse - so some switching things around on horse stalls was necessary.
* The little one got sick, give it to her mother, gave it to me also. Another trip in to get some medicine - kids Sudafed PE seems to work on the kid as well as the parents (if you double the parent dose).
* Ice Cream Therapy was also in order. I am never one to turn down the healing powers of Ice Cream. I am also one to enjoy ice cream with cake. I couldn't get anyone to make one, so - being the Chef / Baker that I am - actually, I am not, but I do watch some of the wife's shows on the Cooking network - I baked a banana cake. Turned out okay. Even the kids liked it. Went down smooth with Ice Cream.
I even got a couple of runs in over the weekend. Sunday afternoon - feeling off (thanks to the kid and her flu type bug) - I managed some mile repeats on the Treadmill. I'm fairly convinced that 7 min per mile pace on the thing feels the same as 6 minute pace out side. Not that 7 minutes per mile is easy for me anywhere - but on our treadmill I am hanging on for dear life.
Saturday morning - before the Honeydo list was started - I got out w/ #12 and ran the Winter Series #4 course. We wanted to run at a moderately steady pace - staying as consistent as we could, not starting out to fast of course, as well as finishing with a little kick (last 1/2 mile or so is a gentle descent).
So, without looking at the watch from the start - we took off and ran as planned. Maintained throughout, had a good run that ended up being 6 1/4 miles (race is 10K but somehow we added a few steps) and averaged an 8:30 pace - with all the rolling hills not taking too much of a toll. We were only 3 minutes off his time for the race from last year. So, a good and hopeful sign that that he should do good next Saturday.
He has a 2:47 minute lead over the 2nd place kid in his age group. So, if we run this next race right - he should take first. (Possibly) some more thoughts on that during this week, prior to race day.