This weekend marked my first time hitting mileage in the double digits in almost THREE months! I can hardly even believe that much time has gone by since I’ve done a “long run.” It feels SO good to be back at it.
|too funny not to share|
This weekend, I met Teresa down in East Village and we ran from there. Brittany was up and at ’em before I even woke up and did her own 10 miler. She finished down by the harbor knowing that’s where we’d be running. We finished our runs within 20 minutes of one another so I met up with her down by the water where we grabbed coffees and breakfast and ate in the grass while we stretched and enjoyed the morning. It was perfection.
We spent the afternoon at the dog beach with Gunner, who has become the greatest dog ever, you guys! He’s just awesome. Saturday night we took a leisurely walk to Kensington Cafe, enjoyed some dinner, grabbed some decaf lattes for the stroll home and called it a night while we watched the season finale of Orange is the New Black. And whoa! Talk about an awesome ending! Who has seen it?
|post-run recovery drinks a must.|
In short, marathon training is off to a fabulous start and I couldn’t be happier to be running like this again. What’s even better is having Brittany training with me. Granted, we don’t actually run together, but we’ve done a great job of coordinating our runs so we finish together which has been working out beautifully and we get to bask in our post-run bliss together. It doesn’t get much better…