After reading about my run with Sarah on the blog, Matt A. had challenged me to beat my split times with him. So last night we set a date for an 8AM run. We all agreed it would be better to run first thing than wait until mid morning.
Alarm went off at 7:45…I was in the mood to run, but my body was not primed! Too much bedtime wine + sugar. A few text messages later, I told him to lower his expectations for speed, but I was coming
Man is Matt fast!!! He paced me to run the fastest non-race mile of my life: 8:02!
Here were our splits:
And then .75 of a mile more.
Is it bad that I felt like I had slowed down sooo much and was still running an 8:31 mile!? The boys [my Matt came too – he is also fast] were breezing through, but I was totally beat by the end. Matt challenged me to some sprint intervals in the last .75 mile and we were running a 6:50 pace for some of it! WHEW.
I couldn’t wait to come inside for breakfast
Can you guess what I had???
Leftover millet + amaranth grits!
Reheated in the microwave with half a banana and a splash of 2% milk. Plus kiwi, blueberries, some preserves and about 1/5 of a crumbled Pro Bar.
2 small mugs of coffee
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…
We just had a Younger Family meeting and in a bit we are saying goodbye to my parents, who are heading back to Hillsborough today. We’re here for 24 more hours and while the weather is a bit overcast, we’re hoping to get in some fun beach time, a walk to Lighthouse Landing with mom, and possibly a couple’s soccer game this afternoon.
See y’all then!