Hi friends! First thing first… happy six month anniversary to my amazing husband 😀 I love you 🙂
Our wedding album came in! With it came a cd with all of our images. Be on the lookout for some wedding recaps soon! 🙂
Last Saturday (the 18th) called for the longest run in my half-marathon training plan: 11 miles! The weather was gorgeous and the run was great, although my legs were INCREDIBLY tired from miles 9 to 11. I was so happy and proud once I was finished though!
Garmin (of course), chocolate mint gu (YUM!), anti-friction cream (I put some on my toes before putting my socks on and my toes no longer hurt on my long runs!) and my water bottle. 11 miles in 2:01 for a total pace of 11:02/miles. Not too shabby but I’m hoping more for a 10:30-10:45 pace. Regardless of what pace I end up with for the half I know I can meet my sub-2:30 goal!
When I return home from my long runs Bailey is incredibly excited/angry that I didn’t take him with me :p
Here he is ignoring me. He’s quite camera shy. Does anyone else’s pup get so excited that they need to have a toy with them to focus on, or is Bailey just a weirdo?
“Okay, I’ll look at the camera just this once.”
After the run I went for my standard way to refuel- an egg and cheese bagel sandwich on an everything bagel. I went to a local coffee shop and was blown away. They had a brown sugar cinnamon latte (heaven!!!) and the most delicious bagel sandwich ever. It was so good that I had to take a photo of it:
Best way to refuel in my opinion. You bet I went back this week and squealed in delight (in my head, obvi) when I saw they were offering irish cream lattes. Bliss.
Then came the dreaded ice bath. I took a tip from Molly and wore a knit cap. I think it helped:
Tres chic. Note my Girls on the Run tee? I will be blogging about that later in the week 🙂 It’s a great cause! Anyway, I endured the ice bath for about ten minutes. Really the only awful part is when you first get in and get situated. Yipes! On Sunday my legs felt amazing and I even went to Bikram yoga to get them all stretched out. 😀
Last Saturday also brought me an exciting adventure:
Say hello to my new car. I picked her up two days ago. She is amazing! I am going to turn into one of “those” people that park out in the boondocks to avoid anyone parking next to them. On my long run yesterday I brought a towel to sit on afterwards. I used to be soooo not like that but now I can’t help it!
After my happy Saturday I spent the weekend getting ready for my conference in Lake Placid. It lasted all week and was exhausting but very fun and intellectually stimulating. This past weekend was all about recovery. Woo! I want to thank all of my wonderful guest posters for their running stories. I am really enjoying the series!
How have you guys been? I am so out of the loop but tonight my google reader will read ZERO! Have a great Monday peeps 😀