Today I was supposed to run 8 miles. It is a beautiful morning in Northern VA. A perfect day for a 8 mile run. Considering that I have been a bit lax on the long runs I really need to get a long run in before I simply give up on running altogether. Another motivator was the fact that I have gained 5 pounds since starting back to work a week and a half ago. Which is really bad b/c there has been few teachers in and the kids do not start back until after labor day. At this rate I will be a whale by Christmas time for sure. So this morning I lace up the shoes and headed out on my run. I ran 4miles around the 'hood and then picked up Riley and ran/walked a few more miles..dropped him off after two miles and continued on for another mile.