Friday was another 7.2k for me. I started out in a little bit of a sprinkle and as soon as I hit the trail it was full on downpour. But honestly....it was one of those rains that felt so good as you ran...a warm rain!! I tried to watch my form and my pace and came away with a comfortable 5.58/k.
Saturday was an adventure with Heather and Heidi. We went downtown with multiple stops planned; Aerobics First, Running Room, Lulu Lemon, and finally YEH for frozen yogurt. We all ended up walking away with purchases and Heather bowed to peer pressure and bought a foam roller. She will not regret it! What can you do with a foam roller you ask? Just click on youtube and insert foam rolling as your search....there are tons of exercises!!!
I chose to have a smoothie at YEH....not my finest choice. Next time I will stick to the basic frozen yogurt treats.
While we were enjoying our desserts, our view across the street looked like this:
|Yoga class - with half naked people....LOL|
|Heather and I at YEH (courtesy of Heidi). PS...those|
chairs are not safe!!!
Today was my long run....11.2k. I knew Heather planned to get out early and sure enough as I was sitting on the couch at 8:30, I could hear the thump thump of her running by my house. That is motivation. I quickly changed into my running gear and hit the streets. About 1/2 way through I ran into Heather running the other way...we stopped for a 'walk break'...aka....take my picture.
My legs were jello as I finished the last 0.2k...but I got'er done....11.2k! I can officially say that is the longest I have ever run. Going forward, every 2nd Sunday I will be saying the same thing. Next week is a repeat of this week and I feel confident by that fact. For me, running the 1/2 is going to be a mental game!!! (okay...this pic is WAY bigger than it should be but I can't shrink it).
Well I'm off to grocery shop for the week. Here's to a long weekend next weekend and a possible double race weekend for me. YAY to Epic Canadian and the Bedford 5k!!!