Thirteen miles is an excellent way to start off a Wednesday morning right? Yes, yes it is.
I’m glad I caught this picture of the horse attempting to eat my ear.
Also, I’m glad I caught this look of pure joy on Josse’s face when the horse first came over to say hello.
A photo shoot with a horse is a great excuse to take a break at mile 10 when your legs are dead.
I told Josse last week that I would be gone for the normal Saturday morning long run so she suggested we go on Wednesday instead. Talk about a true friend… she rearranged her training schedule this week so I wouldn’t be doing 13 miles (we finished with a 7:55 average pace) alone. It is always amazing to me how I feel like we don’t even cover all of the topics that we need to discuss over the course of 13 miles. We also had two more friends join us for a few miles along with this adorable dog. He sure kept the pace honest for us;)
This was a rough long run for me and I really don’t know if I would have finished it if Josse wasn’t there. Fighting to get back your endurance is no joke. I just keep reminding myself that it ALWAYS comes back after about 5-7 longish runs. Every time, it comes back but it definitely takes time to get those longer runs feeling better again.
We stuck to a running path for the majority of the miles and made a drink/bathroom stop at a grocery store at one point. Pretty fancy bathroom for a grocery store if you ask me.
After I finished my run Brooke and I went to see Dr. Bennett to get my IT Bands feeling 100% again. I asked her to put on her jacket and this was her translation of my request.
And just a few more random things to discuss:
-Pre-gymnastics excitement oozing out of every inch of her body.
-My child does not have ticklish feet?!? She asks me to tickle her feet because she thinks it feels good? She stays still the entire time.
-Such an awesome article about Steph Bruce. She has a 6 month old and 21 month old and just nailed the Olympic A standard in the 10k (32:14:42). I loved seeing the behind the scenes of her day and all that she does to get where she is today!
-Might be my most worn t-shirt in the history of me. It is a few years old and it just makes me happy when I wear it.
–Caisa sent this to me… a donut milkshake?!? I might have to partake.
-I finally remembered to buy frozen blueberries and Brooke was stoked to see them and then snack on as many as she could.
-Bagel kick going strong. Cinnamon raisin bagel, almond butter and apple sandwich.
Anyone have a dog that runs with them? About how far do they go with you?