Diane and I, along with Cary's mother Cindy, who wanted to try running, set out to run the new road and hopefully get a picture of the house with four garages. It was still pretty dark on our first pass, but we did an out-and-back and dawn was breaking as we made our turnaround, so Diane was able to take this picture:
This house has two full-sized garages on each side, and they don't meet in the middle - they are completely separate from each other.
It is interesting to watch these large house go up - lifestyles of the rich, if not famous, right here in our town. Of course now I'm curious as to how much driveway this kind of garage layout will require. I will say, new home construction makes for a nice diversion while we are running all the miles, so you'll probably be hearing more about these houses in future posts.
But back to the actual run. Cindy has been exercising at a gym, and walks her dog, but running is a different feel when you're starting out. That said, she did great! Kept up with us as we ran intervals, and I daresay she liked it. I put on my former USAFit organizer hat for a moment and had her turn back partway through the run, as Diane and I were planning on running farther than Cindy should be considering it was her first run outdoors. I think she ended up running close to 3.5 miles which was a little more than I'd recommend to a running newbie, so hopefully she wasn't too sore afterward.
Diane and I met up with Loretta at the intersection as we came close to the end of our run - our group isn't big, but it's nice that we cross paths with each other along the way. We were close to finishing our run, which turned out to be about 4.7 miles, when Diane mentioned that she was going to run on and get to an even 5 miles, and you know, I seriously was going to stop at 4.7, but eventually my brain caught up to my legs and I ended up running with her to hit 5 miles, too. I hadn't run 5 miles in over three months; it has been really nice to ease up on the mileage during the worst of our heat and humidity for a change, and I don't regret doing that at all.
The sunrise Saturday morning was so pretty!
After everyone came in, we hung out with our little Renegade babies:
Logan, who was stretching out after his morning walk in the stroller...
And Mason, who rode along with his mama CC on her 7 mile run!
We all went to Blue Baker and waited for Jeff and Julia to show up - they ran the Hispanic Forum's Run for Education 5K and Jeff placed second in his age group so they had to wait around for the award ceremony:
He moved up in age groups with his latest birthday, which helps in these smaller races.
He was pleased to win a medal especially as it was hot and sunny by the time this race started (which is why the rest of us didn't run it again this year), and walked into Blue Baker wearing his medal like a champion, LOL.
This week is more running, more walking, and come Saturday, we officially start training for the Houston half marathon in January! Yikes, that sure rolled around fast.