Wednesday, November 21, 2012

8 Miles and Way to Go Wednesday

Another Hot Run
Yesterday, my running partner and I set out for a run around 4:10-ish. Well, she had run about 3 miles before we met up and I had gotten in a mile before meeting up. And that crazy girl ran from her house to mine with a gift in hand for me. I am now the owner of a light that clips onto the bill of my hat. Perfect for dark runs. She's too sweet. Now we can blind people together ;-)

It was an icky kind of warm - 74 degrees, high humidity, and almost no breeze. Thankfully the sun was lower in the sky. We made our way downtown near the river then back up up up to her house. I dropped her off at her mile 8+ and then finished out the rest of the run solo hitting 8 miles myself.

I enjoy the afternoon runs but find myself totally pooped afterwards. I cleaned up, put on my compression socks and stretched for a while before starting dinner. I went with an easy veggie soup (kind of a toss everything into the pot deal). The only problem is that it took longer than I would have liked.

Not only am I pooped after an evening run, I'm starved no matter what my pre-run snack might be.

Way to Go Wednesday
I know it's Wednesday (technically) but it feels like Friday since it's the last day of work for the week. A girl could get used to 3-day work weeks! This week's shout outs:

Nicole at Simply Nicole for running her first half marathon - the Philadelphia Half. 

Lindsay for doing herself a huge favor and taking the whole week off!

Corey at Learning Patience for taking on her first half marathon after some major trials and tribulations this summer. 

Last but certainly not least - a huge shout out to my mom and dad for putting up with me for 30coughchoughplus years. Without you both, I wouldn't be who I am today.



Your turn - leave a shout out in the comments! I always love to hear them.