I decided to do my long run yesterday (so that I could have a lazy morning with Billy today) and since it was still raining I hit up the treadmill.
Brooke wasn’t so thrilled with this idea so I had to entertain her with this puppet until she fell asleep. I am very proud that I was able to run, play with Brooke and take this picture all at the same time without falling.
I did 12 miles total. First 8 miles in a little less than an hour (with 3 miles at tempo pace of 6:50) followed by 4 miles at a 7:45 pace. It definitely worked me, it was not easy. During the run I made a lot of deals with myself in order to get myself to finish. Deals included taking an extra long and hot shower after I finished, taking a nap when Brooke took her afternoon nap (that never happened) and eating 3 pieces of cake later on in the day if I finished (that did happen).
Bangs Friend had one request for her birthday.
Going to Eduardo’s for delicious tacos.
We all met up and overtook the restaurant.
Hole in the wall restaurants really are my favorite and approximately 30 times cheaper than normal restaurants.
I had a bbq pork taco
and this beautiful carnitas quesadilla filled with cheese, meat, sour cream and guac. The birthday girl even asked for a bite and I didn’t give her one because I was not about to share this amazingness even though it was her birthday. Looking back on the situation I know kind of feel bad. Oh yeah, we also had horchata (Mexican cinnamon rice drink)… SO GOOD.
Turns out that Bangs Friend actually has a name. I made a yellow cake with chocolate frosting and decorated it with my chocolate chips stash.
Be prepared to see Brooke wearing pigtails every day for the next 5 years. I almost died from cuteness overdose.
What is your long run this weekend? Favorite day to do your long run? Anyone racing?
What are some deals that you make with yourself in order to get yourself to finish a run?
What type of cake do you choose for your birthday?