I had a great run today that became even better when I got back and figured out my pace -- 9:55 miles for 7.5 miles! Woohoo! That is the first longer run I've done under 10!
It didn't feel good the whole time (the Amphipod water belt is great...but still a sloshing water belt around your waist) but by the end I was finally hitting a good rhythm. I ended with a new hilly loop through a beautiful older but posh neighborhood. The shady trees and big rocks and trees distracted from the fact that I was running hills. It almost felt like I was on a trail it was so tranquil.
When I got back I made a smoothie with these guys:
I didn't take a picture of it because, well, it was yellow liquid and wasn't terribly exciting. It was tasty though. Alice stayed home today and is going to come on a run with me on Monday. Judging by her tornado dog disposition today, she could have come a long this morning...