Well, we got a bit absorbed in conversation along the way (which was very nice!), had to pause to extract a mound of unidentifiable animal poop from Jack's mouth (didn't know that's what it was until I pulled my nicely coated hand from his maw), missed a turn, and were about 3/4 of a mile from school with only 5 minutes to go until my son's schoolbus would depart with him on it. As a runner, naturally I was prepared for the situation by having my tech gear on underneath my warmer clothes, my Nike Free 3.0 v2's on my feet (they're great for walking as well as running), and my Garmin on my wrist (don't ask!). I shed my outer clothes Clark Kent style, and became Super(Running)Dad.
"No problem," I thought, half mile to home, and there's no way he'll beat me there on the bus given that they have other stops to make before our house. Just to be sure, I sped off again at a low 6:00 pace, dipping into the 5:00's for a small stretch, and probably wiped out Jack in the process. End result - managed to get home with 10 minutes or so to spare, so this story has a very happy ending.
Total mileage on the day so far = about 5.5, mostly walking, final 1.5 on the chase.
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