|Mom with her two daughters and grand daughter|
I met Caitlin at the crack of dawn to run 4 miles. Despite the fact that it was so early, it was still really hot due to the humidity. We completed our 4 miles in 46:37.
Mile 1: 11:20
Mile 2: 11:30
Mile 3: 11:45
Mile 4: 12:01
Can you tell we were getting hot? But we still rocked 4 miles!
Not much to report for the rest of Friday other than work and being completely lazy with Chris as we caught up on some tv shows and relaxed.
I slept in, and it was wonderful! I read some journal articles before going out with Chris to meet up with Diane and Javier for pizza at Pizza Fusion. After we went to yet another new-to-me frozen yogurt place called Menchie's. It was great to see Diane, since her schedule always has her so busy.
|Diane and myself|
|I heart fro-yo!|
|Why do I always feel way cuter than I look in pictures? LOL|
I slept in yet again, but I really wanted to run. I did not head out for my run until 10:45, and by then it was hot! As I was walking out the door, Chris reminded me that given the heat I should walk whenever I feel tired and make sure to drink lots of water. I told myself I would take it easy and not push myself. I did not want to carry water with me, so I planned my run with water stops. When I initially set out, I hoped to run 4 miles, but I ended up doing 6. Sweet! I stopped Garmy whenever I stopped for water, because I was only concerned with keeping track of my actual running time.
Mile 1: 9:46
Water stop at a local grocery store where I walked around for a minute and stretched my calves before starting again.
Mile 2: 9:33
Water stop somewhere close to 2 miles. Since I thought I was only going to run 4, I figured this would be my half-way point. I got water and walked around a local park for a bit to cool off. I wanted to enjoy my day, so I decided to run some laps at the park where I knew shade and water would be close by if I needed it. In this crazy Florida heat, it is really important to stay hydrated and not push yourself too hard.
Mile 3: 10:13
Water stop. Splashed some water on my face then headed out again.
Mile 4: 10:04
Mile 5: 9:47
My last water stop was actually half way through mile 5. I again drank water and splashed some on my face. Then I walked for a few minutes before leaving the park to head back home.
Mile 6: 9:50
I have to admit that the last mile and a half going home was a bit rough. By that point it was noon, and I was tired and hot! My overall running time (remember, this does not include walk breaks) was 59:14 for an average pace of 9:52. I am very happy with how the run went. Although it was not a continuous 6 miles, I am happy I got in the mileage and was safe about it. I never felt too hot or too thirsty, which is a very good thing!
I came home and cooled down with a delicious green monster smoothie! A while later, Chris and I went out for a late lunch. (Can you tell neither of us felt like cooking lunches this weekend?) We tried a place that was new to us called Graffiti Junktion. I had a turkey burger that had avocado, sprouts, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, pickle and tomato along with fries. It was pretty good. After, we walked around a local farmers market where I picked up some local honey that has been flavored. The honey is sold in little straws, which makes it very convenient for taking to work! I picked out different fruit flavors and an amaretto flavor.
|Iced tea...I do not enjoy beer, sorry.|
|Turkey burger and fries|
|Two of my boys|
|I promise that Kirby is not fat, just very hairy!|