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Happy Running. Happy Hour.

Happy Running
Today Jason and I set out for another 3.5 mile run at lunch. The sun was out and so was the wind. Thankfully it helped keep it cooler, but it made running one particular direction a pain in the butt (literally for me LOL).

Luckily, the traffic gods were on our side today, so not a lot of stopping and waiting around. This meant we were able to keep a much steadier pace. The first mile we clocked at 8:48 and then steadily increased for negative splits of 8:34 and 8:17. I forgot to lap the last half mile though, but the total average pace was 8:33. Not too shabby. In fact, I'm really proud of that.

And you know what, it wasn't that painful. I mean, it wasn't easy breezy; I wasn't chit chatting that's for sure. I definitely worked for the speed and had to really concentrate on not giving in. But it felt much better, much more my natural pace again. So that made me one happy runner girl today. Of course, I could attempt the same thing Saturday and be begging for mercy. So today everything just happened to click in place.

I don't usually like to talk about pace because on person's fast is another's slow and one's slow is another's fast. It's really not about the pace. I try to always remind myself of that. It's really about being out there, enjoying the run, the accomplishment, embracing the sweat ;-)

Happy Hour
After work I made a quick stop by Dempsey's Bakery. It's our only gluten-free bakery in town and they are simply amazing. (Sorry for bad picture, was afraid to take out of the little cases and not be able to get them back in LOL.)
I picked up some cupcakes and some hot dog buns to take to my sister for Easter lunch. It was all I could do not to sample everything...because they will let you!
I'm about to head out the door to meet Jason at ZIN Wine Bar for a brief happy hour. It's basically our Friday, and it's been a long week for both of us. Funny how short weeks can sometimes feel longer. We usually meet up with friends for happy hour on Fridays, but won't be able to tomorrow. So, making up for it tonight ;-)

I am not sure what we'll do for dinner. I'm thinking grilled veggie salad as I have some asparagus to use. But I'm also leaning towards another version of my Grilled Kale and Veggie Pasta Salad

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Sunshine
  • Running with Jason
  • Happy hour with Jason

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