I survived an 8-miler. I went out at about 12;30 (SOOOO late in the day for me!). Because I'm staying just outside Philly with my sister, I needed to make sure my run didn't mess with the magic of 6 small-ish people and 2 other grown ups. Thankfully, my very clever and accomodating sister had just the thing: Valley Green. It's a nature trail that is about 13 minutes (not 11 and not 15, right Heidi?) from her house. It runs along the Wissahickon River, is 8-miles (out and back) and it's BEAUTIFUL. Also, it's completely shaded. Of course, no amount of shade can protect you from 90+ degree temps and 6 billion percent humidity.
My sister and her husband took charge of the gang of kids, pushing Gabriel in the stroller and offering him a bottle when he needed it. They were hot & sweaty, too, but had a great time walking the trail and checking out the river flowing by. I am SO grateful to them for understanding my need to get a long run in.
|I'm tired-er and way sweatier than I look.|
Here's a few photos of the (hot) fun the rest of the gang had while I was sweatin' it up on the trail.
|Abby, age 12.|
|Aunt Heidi and Elliott|
|The only shot of Uncle Jay.|
|Jonny, age 8.|
|Maddy (the actress), age 10|
|Tommy, shootin' down the walls of heartache.|