Good morning! Catching up from the weekend? Here’s what you missed:
Remember yesterday when I posted about my workouts for the week, I mentioned I didn’t get to long run Saturday because of our service project? Well, just my luck, my friend and Rouge Orleans teammate Kristyn texted me yesterday morning asking if I wanted to long run with her that afternoon. YES!
After church, we ate lunch, took a quick nap, then I drove down to the beach to meet Kristyn….and the fog.
I promise the water is there…somewhere…..
It was a little creepy and so so humid!
I waited for Kristyn in the parking lot.
We decided to head out in one direction from the bathrooms then turn around, grab some fuel/water then head in the other direction. Within a half mile of running, I was soaking wet form the humidity, it was like swimming! My hair was soaked, my eyebrows, it was insane.
I started out in my Altra’s but an so glad I also brought my other shoes because I got a bad blister at mile two and had to walk/hobble back to the car. We headed out again in the other direction and ended up running nine miles! I took it really slow…I was nervous in jumping my mileage from 5-9 in a week, but I think taking it slow and taking walk breaks made it much more bearable for me, and gave me a little confidence I can do the distance again.
Also, congrats are in order…this was Kristyn’s FIRST TIME to ever run nine miles. WOO HOO!
Sorry it’s blurry Kristyn…not sure what my problem was there! The miles went by so much faster having a friend to run with, I hope we get to do it again soon!
So, I took it really slow amping up my mileage for three weeks, and now am at nine, which boosts my confidence for our relay that is coming up in just a few short weeks!
QOTD: Would you rather run alone or with a friend and why?