How am I going to celebrate Father's Day?
By running 20 miles.
It's pretty much going to take up most of my early morning and probably will keep me from being too active the rest of the day.
I didn't exactly plan to celebrate Father's Day by running 20 miles. I mean, running some sort of distance would be a great way to celebrate any holiday to be honest. But if it were up to me, I'd just run like a 10-mile fun run. Double digits is a good distance, a nice round number. I ran 10 miles on New Year's Day this year, for instance, and probably will try and do that from now on.
Alas, my training schedule called for a 20-mile run this weekend. Actually, it called for one last weekend but after taking a week off to rest my Achilles, I felt jumping back into the fray and plod through a 20-miler wouldn't have been a good idea. Instead, I settled for 20 on the 20th.
Here's my route, which won't make any sense to you unless you live nearby:
The elevation change isn't too drastic and I barely notice it when I run that way. I decided to do an out-and-back, 10 miles out and then 10 miles back. We'll see if I'm hating life at some point during the run or not.
Either way, I'm spending Father's Day doing what I like best, running and spending it with my family. Can't beat that.