The Brunch Run – How To

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Recently my girlfriend and I committed to brunch at least once every weekend. While this was an excellent idea for our relationship it didn’t quite fit within the training schedule I had laid out for my next marathon in June (HFM Maritime Marathon).

The problems:

  1. The dog needs exercise and loves to run.
  2. My girlfriend and I love to run together but I am in training and therefore need to run further than she would like.
  3. Neither of us care to run on full stomachs
  4. What is brunch without booze?

WHAT TO DO!?

The solution:

  1. Drive to the scrumptious Knotty Pine Brewing  with Oliver (62 lb. Goldendoodle).
  2. Run the 3 – 4 miles home
  3. Trade the dog for Girlfriend
  4. Run back to the restaurant
  5. Eat a delicious bloody mary infused brunch
  6. Drive home (I know what you are thinking… The bloody marys were for her)

6-8 miles, happy dog, happy girlfriend, happy stomach, happy life.

Don’t let running get in the way of the things you love. Sometimes a little extra effort is required but it is worth it to find balance, even in the face of significant training goals.