My awesome friend Erin hosted Girl's Night on Friday so Lola had an evening at the office with Matt. I think she gets a teeny bit spoiled there....lol.
I rewarded myself for my hard run with Nick by indulging in so many goodies! Erin is a fabulous hostess and always thinks of the little things that I would never think to include. Like her little pink flowers from her garden near our food. :)
Rocco and I had a staring contest at one point. I totally lost.
On Saturday I hit the gym. Hard. I ate my weight in pizza, wine gums and a ton of other things at Erin's that made for great fuel, lol.
I didn't run on Saturday because I swapped Running Rest days with Friday/Saturday. :)
Fuel for my Sunday long run: Oatmeal with berries and hemp hearts. Oatmeal is the best pre-run fuel that works for me. So reliable. :)
I had an idea of my route today but I also wanted to make sure I was challenging my body. Instead of spending ~2 hours on the flat gravel trail, I avoided it completely and ran the hilliest route I could think of. The Valley Harvest Marathon is pretty hilly so I want to be prepared!
There were only two other runners that I saw along the way because I'm betting most were on the trail (where I secretly wanted to be, lol). I will still run on the trail for my easy/steady runs, don't get me wrong. I just don't want to become so used to it that any little ant hill leaves me gasping for air.
I got 15.5 miles at an average 8:08 pace/mile. I am very pleased with that, especially considering the humidity.
Did I tell you how much I'm loving my low trainers from Pro Compression?! I wouldn't have thought to order them but I received a coupon for them with my last order. They are great for long runs. I'm also waiting for the Lavender ones to arrive....eek!
|You may also notice the slippers my mom made me in the background. :)|
I'd love to hear about your weekend run(s)!
Thank you for your comments and for reading my rambles. I love hearing from you. :) Have a wonderful day!