I had a great 9 mile run today! Even in the heat, my average pace was a minute faster than last Monday's pace on my tough 8 miler. That doesn't make me fast, just less-slothful in the humidity. (The picture is from today's run.)
Running Miles: Last week I ran six days, running: 8, 6, 10, 4, 12, 5 with a rest day on Sunday. I like a hard/easy run days plan. Weekly total: 45.
Strength Training: 4 days of 30 minutes each, including these videos: Denise Austin's Rock Hard Abs Workout and Honolulu Trainer's strength training for runners. I especially liked the sumo squats with calf raise on the second video. They're hard!
Healthy Eating: I made whole wheat buttermilk pancakes using Inquiring Chef's recipe. I topped them with peanut butter and ate some before today's run. I also made some peach honey yogurt popsicles, but I didn't follow the instructions and used non-fat yogurt. I tried again with whole fat and they worked. I ate one after today's run and it cooled me off.
Reading Update: On January 1, I wrote that I'd like to read through the Bible this year. I'm in Psalms now. That's the middle of the Bible so I'm on track.
Blog Improvements: Just thought I'd let you know that I updated my About Page.
Running Tip for the Heat: Today I put one of those small freezer packs made for lunch bags (similar to this one) in my side shorts pocket while I ran. It wasn't a perfect arrangement, but it was nice to have something cool with me. I plan to do that again.