What a great 12 mile run today! First, I ran 6 easy miles with my dog. The temp today was 80-84*, but it didn't feel as hot as usual to me. I finished 6, dropped my dog off for a much-deserved nap, refilled my fuel belt bottles with blueberry pomegranate Gu Brew and set off down the street towards the park again.
About 7 miles into the run, I was hot and turned on my shuffle to get my mind off the heat, but it was out of power. I guess that's good practice for running through little setbacks. And this little setback is one I've had to get through during a marathon once. I was disappointed, but I finished!
Today's goal was to run the second half faster than the first. I ran the first 6 miles at 10:19/mile and the last 6 miles at 10:02/mile. : ) It's kind of hard to speed up on hot days.
Saturday I tried something new - risotto with roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, pancetta, asparagus, Parmigiano-Reggiano and pine nuts at Brio Tuscan Grille, where my husband and I had never eaten before. I'd never had a dish like this before and had to come home and google it to see just what I'd eaten! I just hope they didn't put too much butter and cheese in it. I try to order healthy food, but what a delicious meal that was, even on Sunday - leftovers are great!
I ran 60 miles last week and this week is a cutback week. The only pain I had last week was minor and only lasted one day - chafing on my ankle from my shoe tongue after I wore short socks. On the day my ankle hurt, I folded the shoe tongue up under the laces so it didn't rub on my ankle. My ankle has since healed and all is well.
I leave you with this thought... One of Josh Cox's tweets reminded me of this... When you run, do you think, I have to run today? Or, I get to run today? Makes a difference!