Run, Ride, Read
My favorite run of the week was my 8.5 mile run because I felt like I worked hard and that I could have run farther even in the sticky humidity. After a three mile warm-up, I ran 0.7 mile four times (with 0.25 rests). This was a good distance because there's a 0.7 mile long road at the park where I run. Cars don't usually drive on the road and it has water fountains near each end.
I wish I had been able to run negative splits, but it was a positive split kind of day. Finished with my run, I felt pretty good about the workout as I dripped into my house. It's the time of year to keep towels near my door again!
This week I only ran 4 times instead of my preferred 5-6 times a week. I needed to give my hip flexor a break. Every once in awhile, it feels uncomfortable when I take a step so I rest it.
I rode my bike a little more than 15 miles this week. I went for two rides with my husband and just happened to hit my weekly goal of 15 miles.
Are you looking for some summer reading? I haven't read it yet, but I have this book on hold at the library: Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery and the Epic Hunt for Justice.
Red, White & Blue Breakfast
I ate a patriotic colored breakfast today of red and blue berries on French toast topped with yogurt. I'm a little early, but this breakfast is just right for the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day!