Friday, December 26, 2008

sweet home alabama

I spent xmas down in Alabama with Loren and her folks. This year, we brought my mom who has never meet Loren's parents.
So far so good.
Yesterday, on xmas day, we went to Loren's HS track to run while her parents walked.
And...
To start my mom on the couch to 5k.
I gave her the program for xmas and today we went and got her some proper running shoes. I'm going to have her come run the Cogan's 5k on March 1st. She did her first workout with little complaint and pretty easily.
While my day was an uneventful 6 (hilly! Birmingham is hilly!), one of the best runs I've had all year was the minute on, 1.5 minutes off with my mom.

3 comments:

Mrs. Duffy said...

Aww, that's so nice! And Couch to 5k is such a good program to get started. I'm strong-arming my family members into Coogan's too, incidentally. Happy New Year!

L.A. Runner said...

Wow- Birmingham! I lived there for 8 years and love that city! I am so jealous. It's so nice that your mom is getting along w/ Loren's family. Mixing family members can always be tricky. Enjoy your time in B'ham and tell the members of the BTC I said hello!

DogPound said...

I think Cogan;s is going to be a real family race! Another friend of mine is making her brother run it.

LA, Birmingham is quite the runner's city. There's some tough milage here.