Guess who I ran with for the first time in months yesterday? Jen!
I credit Jen with sparking my enthusiam for running races back in the spring when we became running buddies. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have run a half marathon if we hadn't met. She made me want to take my running to another level. I probably did 80% of my training for my first half with her in the spring and it really got me into distance running. When I got injured and when she stepped up her training for her fall marathons, our running together fell by the wayside. I'm glad to be back running with her, we always have fun.
I had maple almond butter on toast (banana on the side this time!) for pre-run fuel.
We went out from my house and decided we'd do between 8-10 miles. She's still coming off of marathon training, and this is a cut back week for me since I have my second half marathon next weekend.
It was around 40 degrees yesterday morning but it warmed up as we went. We got in 9.16 miles in 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Mile 1- 10:33
Mile 2- 10:06
Mile 3- 10:01
Mile 4- 10:02
Mile 5- 10:20
Mile 6- 10:25
Mile 7- 10:35
Mile 8- 10:29
Mile 9- 10:31
During the run we talked about cross training and yoga and decided to check the Y2Yoga schedule and see what classes were happening in the afternoon. We found a 1pm hour long hot yoga class and decided to go to that. I haven't done yoga in like a month (at least), so I was sooooooooooooooo tight and unflexible! But, I'm glad I went because I feel like I need all the stretching I can get, especially after my long runs.
Post yoga, we went to Yoforia for some totally necessary fro-yo.
I had pineapple and cheesecake fro-yo with mochi, fresh pineapple, strawberries, and shredded coconut. Mmmmmmm!
We hit up Great Harvest Bread, where I got a loaf of Dakota (aka the Kath special!) and a loaf of pumpkin bread.
We also went to Trader Joe's for some light shopping, and limited ourselves to only what would fit in a carrying basket so we wouldn't get too out of control!
It was fun day with Jen, I'm glad we got to hang out since it's been difficult to coordinate our schedules for a while.
While I was gone, I'm pretty sure Clyde stayed in this position most of the day:
Clyde likes his lounge time :)
I picked Greg up at the airport later and we headed home for dinner. We had a version of "pizza" and salad. In addition to my Great Harvest bread, I'd also picked up a TJ's Ciabatta loaf. I cut the loaf into some slices and piled pizza toppings on those to bake in the oven on 370 for about 10 minutes or so.
Mine had EVOO, tomato, spinach, roasted red pepper, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts with some herbed goat cheese. SO DELICIOUS!
I also made a salad with broccoli, carrot, tomato, mushrooms, artichoke hearts (can you tell I love them??) spinach, romaine lettuce, topped with some herbed goat cheese, and a my usual drizzle of balsamic, EVOO, pepper, and lemon juice.
We caught up on some Tivo'd South Park and Important Things with Dimetri Martin and then I was passed out in the chair by about 9:30pm. I know, a rocking Saturday night, right?
How was your Saturday?