For a while now I've been waiting for the right opportunity to do something different and fun - run to the gym from our house then do a workout when I get there. This morning I got up with it in my mind that I was going to run 20 miles. Prior to today, my weekly running mileage was at 32 miles and I figured if I ran 20 today I would be at 50+ for the week and that would be pretty cool.
I left the house early - 6am - equipped with my husband's headlamp and all my water and fuel for a 20 miler. My husband, on the other hand, was planning to do a workout at the gym a little later in the morning. When I got to about 6 or 7 miles, I realized there was an opportunity presenting itself. The route I was running would lead me right to the gym, if I kept going past my intended turn around point. So I called my husband and told him I would meet him there and then we could come home together. I felt really good on my run, too. When I got to the gym I had gone 13.5 miles and I really felt like I could have kept on going. I guess that's a good thing, right?
Then I went into the gym and did almost a half hour of strength training, mostly biceps. On my way, I just had to snap a picture next to this Port-a-Potty. It's on a route that I take frequently for longer runs and sometimes...well, I'm just so glad it's there. :)
So I didn't hit the 50 mile mark for the week, but I did end up with 45 miles for the week and I'd say that's a dang good week of training. And I'm not even training for anything. Sheesh...I need to find a marathon to sign up for.
Later in the afternoon, we went on a family drive in the mountains near town and got these great photos. Just thought I'd share them with you all. :)