11 Miles, Space, Kids
What I Saw at the Museum
Friday morning, my goal was to run 7 of my 11 miles at an 8:30-9:00/mile pace, but you never know... After five miles and a water/gingerbread GU gel stop, I ran over to the bridge/hilly part of my running route. So far, I'd been able to run at my goal pace, but now I was adding hills.
Running up and down the hills was more interesting than running on the flat path I'd started on. I powered up the hills reminding myself to look up. I powered down the hills, staying in control, but not holding myself back and working against gravity. I finished smiling! It feels good to finish something hard!
I ran 2 warm-up miles, 7 miles at an 8:36/mile average pace and 2 cool-down miles, getting an average pace of 8:58/mile pace for the whole run. I'm getting used to hills, but these are just small hills - not Big Sur hills so I'm a little anxious. Since I'm not running Big Sur expecting to PR, that takes the pressure off, though. I just need to finish the Big Sur marathon!
Later on Friday, my husband and I went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science where we watched the Hubble Space Telescope IMAX 3D movie. It was great. God created such an amazing universe. I want to be an astronaut when I grow up! ; )
And to top that great day off, my daughter called to say the Reese's Pieces peanut butter cookies and strawberry cupcakes that I baked for her on Tuesday arrived. And after hearing from her, I feel better! No, she hasn't been sky-diving or anything like that. Well, not that I know of, anyway! I'm just a mom and I worry sometimes. You know how that goes!