(I need to take pictures before I go running, so my face isn’t so sweaty and red! Although, maybe then you wouldn’t believe me I actually went for a run!?!?)
It’s been a couple of days, so time to catch up up on my training runs.
Distance: 8 miles
Time: 62 minutes
Workout: 3 mile tempo run
I did an out-and-back route and ran the first 4 miles at my normal pace of about 8-minute miles. When I got to the 4 mile mark, I stopped and rested for a couple minutes before taking off for my 3 mile tempo run. I used the last mile as a cool-down.
I was hoping to be able to do the tempo run at about 6:50 minutes/mile (or at least under 7:00), but I, for the life of me, could not get my pace to drop under 7 minute miles. I swear it was my watch. Yes, I want to blame the GPS, but I don’t know for sure if it was the watch or not. I was running on a wooded/shaded path, so the watch might have not been able to pick up a good signal?? (Can anyone support or deny this?) Or am I just trying to make excuses?? It really, honestly felt like I was running faster than 7 minute miles!
Today was the first day I wore a short-sleeve shirt on a morning run this summer!! I honestly probably could have worn a short-sleeve shirt on a couple of other days, but at the same time I don’t get too hot in a thin long sleeve shirt.
Distance: 8 miles
Time: 64 minutes
Average pace: 8 minutes/mile
This morning’s run was a very nice run: great weather, I felt good, and no pain/injuries to complain about. Most of my miles were around 7:50 minutes/mile, but the first mile (8:30 minutes) killed my overall pace. (It always does.)
Yesterday for lunch, Craig and I took a break from brown baggin’ it and used a Groupon to Kinley’s.
Neither of us had been to Kinley’s. We had heard good things about it though, and we, too, walked away with a very positive experience.
I ordered the Summer Vegetable Salad that had a corn vinaigrette dressing. It was good—nothing special, but I was craving a salad, so it did the trick.
Craig ordered the Halibut BLT, which was very delicious but way too heavy for me. I had a couple of bites. I’m so glad he is willing to share.
We sat and talked for the remainder of Craig’s lunch break. It is nice to change things up and eat somewhere else besides Craig’s office at work.
I am a cheap-skate and have a hard time buying something unless it is on sale. I also have a hard time buying really expensive things, but here are things I have been lusting after lately.
Frye ‘Melissa Trapunto’ Boots
$239.90 (originally $357.95 @ Nordstrom)–> WAY out of my budget, but I’ll still dream.
Love tall, brown riding boots.
Designed to match your own skin and give you customized shade for your lips. How cool is that?
Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ Sandal
I have to admit, some of these items come from Emily, who was just on The Bachelorette, and if you are as obsessed with her style as I am, check out this blog: Possessionista