I got my first e-mail about trying out a running product. I think the person got my contact info from the RRCA coaches mailing list, and I offered to also review the product here. Wondering if anyone else with a coaching cert. has been contacted like this before?
I feel like I’m finally a real
No hills today because tomorrow is long run day. I’m planning to include some hills in my long run to compensate for the lack of hill training this week. I noticed this morning that I’m about 1/3 through this training cycle and a little over 3 months out. What?
Today’s run was motivated primarily by breakfast daydreams and the fact that I want tonight off so Kyle and I can have date time before I go to PA for a few days. Also it’s just so. freaking. hot in the afternoons now. Gross.
And yeah, HOLY HUMIDITY. It never ceases to amaze me just how humid Virginia can be in the summer. Sometimes I pretend I’m a warrior in the rain forest, which can make it less annoying to run in this mess. Do what you gotta do.
Then the best thing happened. It started to rain for the last .3 miles, which was simply glorious after such a hot/sticky run. Cool, satisfying, persistent rain. The kind that just makes you lift your hands and face to the sky with pleasure. It’s the little moments like this that keep running great for me.
Overall pace was around 9:15/mile, 3.14 miles because pi. And also pie.
6 miles at an easy 9:20 pace today. It’s really exciting to me to feel my effort going down for runs. Now I’m nervous about screwing up my progress or getting injured. Much optimism :)
There were a lot of people running this morning. One girl in particular creeped up behind us and we could tell she had made us a target to pass. My partner and I both were like “Nope” and picked up our pace until we turned to keep her from overtaking us. The funniest/ most awkward thing was that I didn’t even know she was there until I looked back and noticed her staring us down. It always makes runs more interesting to get a little competitive with the other people out there!
For the longest time Kyle used to make fun of some of the healthy stuff I keep in the house. He’s come around on a lot of it once he realized that healthy eating is actually delicious if you do it right.
At one point he didn’t like hummus… now he eats more of it than I do. And for a while he didn’t understand almond milk. Well. Yesterday I was heading out to do my tempo and he was in the kitchen. I came right back in after I had left, because I’d forgotten something. Lo and behold there he was with the fridge open and the Silk in his hand, poised to drink it from the carton. We both stared at each other.
"You were supposed to be going running…"
"I am. But… Kyle… what are you doing? Is this a serial thing?"
So now I know why the almond milk seems to be disappearing so much faster :)
Who knows, maybe one day he will come around on chia seeds!