I hope you thought of the Chris Cagle song with that title. No? Yesterday was such a beautiful day. Sunny and so much warmer than it’s been lately! I was super pumped to run in shorts and a tshirt for the first time in forever and ever. I probably shouldn’t have taken my pasty skin out in the sunlight without some sort of warning for anyone who happened to see me, I might blind them.
I took the advice of most of you guys and went out planning to split the difference and run 10 miles. It felt great but my usual loop is 6 miles and I poorly designed my 10 mile run so I hit 10 and was still 1.25 miles from home so I reached 11.25 but I like round numbers in my mileage so obviously I ran in circles on the soccer field until it reached 12. Clearly, I wasn’t so great at following either plan, and once I hit 12 the temptation to go the full 14 was overwhelming but I was already home so I called it a day. At least it was a decent length long run, and so much more enjoyable than the 2 hours I spent biking as my “long run” last week. Thou shalt not take running for granted!
Dinner was whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce, which does NOT look pretty when photographed.
So yummy though.
Oh, and I read about this awesome thing the Canadians have going on at the Olympics. I need one.
Today is a rest day but I’m not going to take a full rest day because I took a couple for the broken toe so I will either do short and sweet 4 miles or go to the pool for some aquajogging. I’m not sure why I’m tempted to hit the pool but it sounds oddly appealing today despite the long-ish drive to and from the pool. Insanity also kicks back up today so I’m prepared to be experiencing major upper body soreness tomorrow from all the push-ups. Is it weird that I’m excited for that? I get far too restless when I take time off my normal schedule apparently.
What are you most looking forward to this week?
How far was your long run yesterday?