“I love you because you have ears.”
That was Asa’s response to Eliot’s challenge at dinner last night to “Tell mom what we love about her.” We were celebrating an early Mother’s Day at Chick Fil A because Eliot will be canoeing in Big Bend on Sunday — instead of serving me waffles in bed (aka watching Asa while I go on a long run.)
On the next round, Asa came up with: “I love mom because she has sunglasses.” Motherhood is humbling. I recommend it.
My run felt pretty good this morning — taking the 36 hour fluid and electrolyte depletion into account. That is to say, underneath the weakness, I felt pretty strong. I’m going to get some more calories and fluid into myself and run again this evening for about 12 miles. Friday night on the treadmill. Partay!
If you’re in San Antonio tomorrow morning, come out to Government Canyon at 8am for a 3 mile run with me and the park’s resource specialist and interpreter Niki Lake. Niki will be presenting all sorts of information on the park’s history, plant and animal life, caves, bats etc. etc. etc. (She’s awesome.) and I’ll talk trail running. Call 210-688-9055 ext. 292 to make a free reservation. (You just have to pay park entry if you don’t have an annual pass.) The run is geared towards folks who are new to trail running. It’d be a nice warm up for you if you’re an old hand.