Wednesday, October 3, 2012
12 miles with a friend! Best way to spend a morning.
As I mentioned yesterday, today I was able to do a 12 miler with a running friend. It was a glorious morning. The air was crisp and cool and we could smell the leaves and the willows. Have I mentioned that I love running this route? We had to drive up to the top, where we wanted to start our run, then we ran our way back to my house. Total elevation loss of about 1600 feet! Considering all the climbs I usually do, this was a refreshing change. We talked about all kinds of things: running, goals, training, clean eating, body image, our husbands and children, and even hovered for a moment over our favorite sports bras. ;) Our average pace ended up being 9:40-ish and that's with walking breaks at a 5:1 ratio. It was a fun run.
The rest of the day I've noticed my legs are a bit sore, mostly in my hamstrings (big surprise there). I also had to ice my knee, which was giving me a little grief going up and down the stairs. I'd better get to bed now. I have a big day planned tomorrow. Double spin classes, heavy weights on my own and then Muscle Fusion X - all followed by a little shopping and then cleaning in preparation for some family we have coming to stay with us over the weekend! :)