Isn’t it crazy how a mileage that was considered easy during marathon training feels like a big feat not too much longer after the marathon? I hit 10 miles (7:53 pace with no stops… I didn’t hit one light, it was great) for the morning but it felt like those ten miles were hard endurance wise towards the end. A month or two ago ten miles felt like a breeze after the eighteen+ milers each week.
The roller coaster of running.
Either way it was perfect weather and I hit double digits again so I was really happy about that. PS I don’t know if running vests are the cool thing to wear anymore but I will love them forever. They keep my core warm while letting my arms move freely and the pockets hold my phone quite nicely.
I hung out outside to catch my breathe again for a few minutes once I finished because I tried to end with two faster miles at the end (7:20, 7:11). The combo of speeding up and going farther than what my body is used to now worked me.
I also used Andrew’s garmin because I didn’t have anything charged and his Vivoactive is so light you forget you are even wearing a watch.
The scenery for the day was nothing spectacular but the weather and flatness (I really need to do more hills) made up for that.
Turns out the place I sweat the most while running is my elbows;) Random fact for your Sunday morning.
Our afternoon activities had us getting dressed up and picking up some donuts.
My niece got baptized at church and it was a very special day for my family.
We all went outside afterwards with the donuts to eat and hangout. Brooke was good at following the donut to the tables.
She was pretty excited about the donut.
From there we jumped on the road to drive three hours south to Andrew’s brother’s house because they have a big family event there this weekend and then we will drive home. I am always happy with the fact that Andrew and I have the same tastebuds and order the same thing at most restaurants.
Brooke took a nap on the way down and before we knew it she had a whole other group of cousins to hang out with.
The drive went by really fast (Andrew likes driving, I do not so he drives the whole way) and we made it to his brother’s house just in time for pizza and fruit. BBQ chicken pizza will always win my heart.
Andrew and I are convinced that Brooke will be a vet someday. Her first stop if there are animals there is right to them.
We played some games… Telestrations is one of my favorites. Oh and card games always remind me of my mom because for awhile we would play phase 10 or Skipbo every single day together after school.
Brooke was in heaven with so many people around. I lucked out with an awesome group of in-laws.
Do you sweat a lot when you run?
What type of watch do you use? Anyone else have the Vivoactive?
Have a favorite game to play?
What is the highlight of your Sunday?