"The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life."
Yesterday, uber hubby and I had 14K planned...but, before heading out, I decided to check how many miles exactly 14K was and realized that I was just "this" short of 9 miles, so the new plan became 14.5K...which, hubby thought was pretty funny. The weather was absolutely amazing! You'd think months had gone by between last weeks "ready-to-go-here's-my-new-jacket pic" and this week's "ready-to-go-I-can't-believe-I'm-wearing-a-tank-top" pic!! Meg, I lathered on the sunscreen and wore a cap...and am thinking of you.
Before going on, I must make a short parenthesis here...it is not necessarily that I love pink. I actually own nothing in pink other than running gear, but the running clothes I like all seem to come in only one color this year...pink! I'm liking it though...just saying :)
Okay, so the longest run I had done to date was 13K in 1h45m on January 22nd of this year. Saturday, we ran our 14.5K in 1h44m, so 1.5K more in one minute less (my pace was 7:11min/K). I AM improving! We followed the bike trail further out and it looks like it's going to be perfect for our upcoming long runs...and it's by the woods if we need a serious bathroom break. Speaking of which, thank goodness we passed by our home around the 9K mark, because I was this close to pulling a Shut up and Run ...enough said I'm sure. So apart from that little bathroom interlude, the run was a complete success! I was feeling good and I was feeling no pain. Whenever I felt a little twinge in my left hip, I would straighten my shoulders and right away, the pain would stop. This is definitely helping me improve my posture.
As we were running along on the trail, uber hubby had a great idea! "You know what would be fun, is to go leave a car with a picnic in it at a park along the trail and then from home, run a 25K back to the picnic." Me: "Maybe we could get some of our running peeps to join us." Him: "That's a great idea, let's try and plan that at some point over the summer." I just love that we both think this is a great idea :)
Overall, another amazing run...and next week 16K!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend...cheers!