John texted me early yesterday that he couldn't come on our 6-mile run on the W&OD Trail so I ran the six hilly miles, mostly on the Custis Trail, with a workmate and her cousin, both trying to get ready for long hilly races. Both were fun to run with, smart and interesting to talk to. It was a pleasurasble run.
The conversation with my office mate centered on deposition conduct (we're both lawyers) and with her cousin, Obamacare (she's in a thinktank trying to implement it). I told them that since they both went to University of Chicago I shouldn't even be talking with them they're both so brainy. But since I can run faster than either of them I was drawing them along on the trail and they both humored my liberal tendencies.
Up and down the long steep rollers on the Custis Trail we went while I talked to one and then the other, depending on how out of breath each one was. When they were laboring on the uphills, I told them cop stories from my old State Patrol days in Colorado. The sixty minutes went by easily enough, at least for me.
This is what I love about running, that early in the morning on Saturday you've done a significant workout and enjoyed it, and the full weekend is still stretching out in front of you, I had a 5K race coming up the next day, my first race since Thanksgiving, and I felt good about its imminence. After a post-run cup of coffee, which H and A bought for me, we each went off to our appointed weekend rounds.