I have a TERRIFIC morning under my belt!! Er, waistband of my running pants!!
Suzanne is a blog reader, runner, triathlete engineer who lives in Arlington and comes to visit her parents and alma mater frequently. We have turned into running buddies! She emailed me to see if I wanted to join her for 8 miles at 8 today. SURE! I said. But could we turn 8 into 7!?
We ended up running 7.6 miles!! I’m ready to start building up my endurance again, and today was the start of that. Another half marathon in the spring perhaps?
Before we left, I had a coconut water and a date. Perfect fuel. My legs are a little sore from Body Pump, but a mile into our run they felt nicely warmed up.
I added an apricot to the middle of our run to see if it gave me a bump. I didn’t really notice a difference (like I do when I drink homemade sport drink) but this sure was easier to pack.
After our run we hopped on bikes to attend Pancakes for Parkinsons! A free [donation-based] pancake event on the lawn that takes place each fall
I had two pancakes topped with strawberries, frozen blackberries and raspberries, chocolate chips, a squirt of whipped cream, a banana from home, a drizzle of syrup and some clumps from a squeezable Justin’s PB packet. OH, and that’s a Resee’s on top that Matt contributed to my plate! The pancakes were good, but it was so cold that they were cold by the time I ate them. Probably didn’t help that I put some half thawed frozen fruit on top!
Two cups of brown water
I am scared of mascots
After pancakes we were enjoying the morning so much we went for a walk (I think in total we covered 8.6 miles on foot!)
Downtown for some beverages
No, not that stuff
I got a tall misto with 1 pump pumpkin from Sbux
We biked to and from grounds as well. I have word there is a chocolate festival happening this morning and the farmer’s market, but after covering about 11 miles in total, my legs would prefer some foaming and a hot shower! We had SO much fun this morning.
Suzanne brought me some birthday cookies!! Is it lunchtime yet!?