and I won! Then again, I can take shortcuts and alter my course and the sun is pretty much stuck.
Exciting news!!! For the first time in three and a half years Jason and I went to see a movie all by ourselves. It was wonderful. We both got to sit through the whole movie and it was a movie that we picked out. Well kind of ... there was only one movie playing during our tight time line while Megan was in preschool ... but it was a good movie. We saw Flight Plan. It was very intense. I wanted the movie to hurry up and get over only because I needed to find out how it would end.
I had initially planned on running during preschool time, but the movie was such a nice treat. After the movie we took Megan to the 'blue park' and then hurried home so that I could run my 8 miles. By the time I finally got to the trail it was closing in on 5 o'clock and I knew that the sun would be all the way down at 7 o'clock. I was cutting it close since I was expecting to run close to 2 hours and there are no street lights on the trail.
I made it though. I parked at the trail entrance in the middle of the trail, ran out 2 miles and back and then ran the other way 1.5 miles then back. I wanted to stick close to the trail entrance that last mile just in case it got too dark. I finished my run with just minutes to spare. The sun was all the way down within 5 minutes of getting into my car.
There is a bonus to running at dusk on a creek lined trail. The deer like to go down to the creek for an evening drink at dusk and I must have seen at least a dozen deer during my run. All females though, I still haven't seen a buck.
Running Time: 1:46:12
Running Distance: 8.00 mi
Average Pace: 13:16/mi