And if I had known it was only that far, I think I surely could have finished the whole two miles. My muscles were very kind to me. I was tired, of course, and extremely slow (as usual), but they served me well. And my lungs were friendly too. My bladder hates me though. After three pregnancies, there may be no way around this. Even in high school I had friends who ran wearing Poise pads. I am not kidding! I was advised to do so after actually bailing out during a race to go use the bathroom! And I even had some friends who said they would sooner wet their pants than quit a race! Well, don't let's be silly! Anyway, it was kind of funny that that was my big reason for stopping. Perhaps if I run without drinking anything before, I can make it back up to three miles in the next month? Goodness sakes, how does anyone run a marathon?! But anyway, I still have two (ridiculously slow and weak) miles in me, and that is a very happy thing.
And other than the wish to find a restroom, I very much enjoyed my run. The park is a little too close to the interstate for my taste, but most of the time you aren't able to see the traffic. And there were two ladies riding horses that went by me in the first half mile or so. I love the smell of horses. Mmmm. I smiled and put my hand up, but didn't speak to them because I had my music loud and because I didn't want to stop. But when I came around the curve at the end, they were coming around from the opposite direction and both gave me an enthusiastic "Good job!" I don't know if they were just that nice, or if I had looked just that pitiful when they had seen me earlier. But it was nice to have encouragement from someone besides George Harrison and Bob Dylan (I'm currently running to, among other things, tunes from Traveling Wilburys). So I am back to running, I guess. So we can mix in some more boring posts about that with the boring posts about homeschooling now! Hurray! I knew y'all would be excited!