This week I had fully intended to back off the mileage a bit. Monday my husband and I decided to do an easy recovery run. We'd planned to go about 3 miles, but it ended up over 4 miles.
Wed I planned to do 2 miles ... I did 3.
Friday I went out running with a couple of friends, and a new running mate. I expected we'd probably do about 4 miles ... we did over 6.
Sunday I was to run with friends again. I expected we'd do maybe 5-6 miles on this run, however I wanted to go a bit longer than that (to keep up my half training for next months race) so I went early and planned to do 2-3 miles before meeting them. This ended up being a lot longer (details to follow).
Friday was actually a pretty cool day. I had plans to get together for coffee/tea with a good friend "Mel". I run regualrly with her sister "Mac" and also had plans to run with her that day. Mel is just starting to run again and decided she'd come out with us and we'd run ahead and then all meet up afterwards at the coffee shop. It was a beautiful day. Mac brought along a co-worker with her, who she's been running with and it was awesome to run with someone new. Very nice lady! We ended up running 6.35 miles. A little slower than I've been running, but it was alot of fun to just yak and not think about running.
Afterwards Mel & I went to a 2nd hand store and I got myself an awesome sports bra in fantastic shape and 2 cute dresses - one with tags on still. Then we went to my favourite little Mexican restaurant and had a lovely lunch. It was a fun day.
This one is just a tad tight through the chest/back and waist.
I can wear it, but I know I'd be a bit more comfortable in it being down about 5 lbs.
This one is SO comfy! I think it will be super comfortable to wear in the summer.
Mac & I run at a faster pace than the others, so we went ahead on our own. I figured she'd want to do about 5-6 miles, so was very happy to be getting about 11 miles in for the day. As it was, she wanted to go a bit longer and we ended up doing 7.3 together.
So in total, I ran 12.8 miles! It was a much slower than race pace, but it was awesome. Except for the last bout of rain we got. About 2 miles from the end the skies suddenly opened up. I could barely see from the rain falling in my eyes. Insane! At one point I threw up my arms and screamed to the skies "Bring It On!" ... I believe I got answered!
For a week that I'd anticipated running about 17 miles .... I ran 27 miles!
I'm going to be so ready for that next half! I can't wait to go check out the route.
**GIVEAWAY TO MENTION**
Another giveaway at Running Through Life for a beautiful Adidas jacket. I love Adidas clothes!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!