|Thankful for the Deer I See When I Run and Ride Near my House|
If only every 16 mile run felt like today's run! Here's what may have played into this negative split morning run. The night before I slept 9 long hours. I ate cream of rice made with 1/2 cup coffee, water, molasses and honey before the run. I ate a homemade 1 x 5" almond butter/raisin/ground pretzels bar and half a banana during the run. It was a cool 50 degrees. Average pace- 9:59/mile. My 1st mile split- 11:06 and mile 16- 8:49. 2 hours 40 minutes long.
Running Shoes: My Favorite Shoes to Buy
Reading Runblogger's Review of 2016 Trail Shoes gave me some new ideas for the next shoes I buy. Since I ran the Leadville 10K this summer, I need the New Balance "Leadville". Except that I think I'd like the wide toe box of the Altra. But running in Skechers like Meb (my Meb for Mortals book review) and Camille sounds pretty good, too. (Here's a podcast interview with Camille.)
Here Comes the Cold Weather!
The Norwegian Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter - I visited Norway in 2011 (First Day, Stavanger Run, Last Day) but it wasn't too cold since it was March. It's a little chilly here in Texas, but it's great not to come home drenched in sweat like I do most of the year. Since enjoying hot drinks is part of the fun of cold weather, I was happy to drink my free caramel flavored coffee this week. Every Friday, Kroger gives free items away to users with the Kroger store app. Often it's yogurt or candy.
List of Women Runners Aged 50+ From the US
You might like to see the list for some new blogs to visit. Or see if they'll add yours!