Today was the day for my final 20 miler of my Boston training cycle! It was supposed to be tomorrow but with the impending rain, I made it today and I am so glad I did.
I started the day with a Green Protein Pancake from Julie on PBfingers. And yes, I love almost everything she makes! The darn thing looks really freaky and I was skeptical even while I was dumping it into the pan to cook but it was awesome. I could barely finish it it was so filling.
After lazing around for a bit I headed out to the farmer’s market to get some strawberries and I was so disappointed by what was there. I strolled the whole thing in 2 minutes and headed home, strawberry-less. After talking to the people I live with, they said that was a new one and they are really just getting started but it was a huge bummer to me.
Once I got home, I decided to quit procrastinating and get on the road. I had done some hip focused yoga last night and hit my trusty 9 minute yoga for runners before heading out. The run was about as perfect conditions as you can get. Upper 50s when I left, topping out in the mid 60s. There were lots of people out, the wind was refreshing. Most importantly, I felt good. I think all the stretching really helped my hip flexor, though I felt it the whole run, the really sharp pain only lasted the first mile or so and it didn’t slow me down at all. I even was able to run negative splits, finishing in 2:52:59. Considering the goal pace it always 8:55-9 for these runs, I was more than satisfied with that result, especially when I felt so strong and good at the end!
I pass this sign often when I am running and when I drive to work and I just had to snap a picture. My other dog people out there, how true is this?!
After my run, I was able to get a bit of work done before the people I live with had some people over to watch the basketball games and I got TOTALLY suckered in. It was nice to have some actual chill time though and I wouldn’t have traded it. I will be able to get plenty done in the gross weather that is supposed to be tomorrow.
I got up and went to the bathroom at one point and saw that I got a serious sun burn today…it was barely 60 degrees! That is crazy!! But there you see it. Tomorrow it will just be a tan but right now I am blow away by it. I guess it is that time again, need to invest in some good sport sunscreen again for the season.
Hope you are having a great weekend and that none of you are Wisconsin fans. What a heart breaking loss, but amazing game!!