Took a day off from training tonight. Running-buddy-Jill and I have been hitting the pavement hard and consistently, making sure we get all the miles in. Saturday we ran a ten miler. While it was definitely hard, it felt great. I've been struggling on the longer runs lately, and mentally was starting to get down. This was the farthest I've ran since my half marathon last fall, and I'm excited to say it was fun.
My friend Shannon ran her first 5k yesterday!! It was held at our work, and while I can say a few things about the organization, it was flat and fun to run with her. She killed it too. Great pace, and pushed at the end to pass a few people. She is brand new to running, and has been doing a couch (potato) to 5k program. She hasn't actually made it to the end, because she's an overachiever and tackled the race early. I was so proud.
And tonight, I skipped my scheduled run. Feeling a little run down, and sometimes you just gotta listen to your body, right? So I'll be continuing reading about running a marathon.
More fun facts about me... former book worm. I still love to devour a book. But how many evenings do I really have between training for marathon and training with my camera?
Review of A Race Like No Other forthcoming :) Now go check out Shannon's blog, all about the adventures of her, her funny hunting husband, and adorable dog. She (unlike some of us, ahem) blogs pretty regularly.
We met some of J's friends for dinner in Boston Friday night. I love this city. Dinner and drinks at the Whiskey Priest. Views of the Harbor and World Trade Center. Then walked around for a little bit.
The city even has some green features...
... and a few more favorite shots from the evening...
Not the finest use of my photography skillz but I'd like to show you this guy. This picture also does not provide any idea of how huge he was, but I wasn't getting close enough to place anything near him for scale.
Let's just say that he's could have picked up a quarter no problem.
Nose Smudges on my Jeep windows make me happy. Yup. If the dog hair covering every iota of space, new scratches on the leather despite our trying to cover it (sorry mom!) and the slobber on the arm/rest console didn't give it away, let me state the obvious. I love that our dogs go everywhere in the Jeep with us! Nose smudges are happy smudges.
On a different note, apparently the Chinese Food place requires 24 hour access to their back door. I didn't say it. They did. (sorry mom, again.)
What do you do while waiting in the car for your husband to get dinner out to ya? ;)