Got up bright and early this morning - 5:15 am - that's pretty early for a Saturday morning. I was out the door by 6:30 am for a 9 mile run. It was my longest run in at least a year. The run went very well. I averaged an 11:45 pace - much slower than that possible 11:26 pace for the half marathon pace group, but still a decent pace for me. I was pretty spent after 9 miles though.....13 is still going to be tough. My legs are extremely sore. It was a pretty hilly run. I really wish I had more time to train. Oh well, I can do it, but I don't think the 2:30 half marathon is in the cards for me this time. Maybe next time?
After my run I came home, stretched, showered and headed back out the door at 10:30 am for brunch with a couple of girlfriends (hence the early Saturday morning wake up). I must really, really like them. I do :) We went to this really great vegan/vegetarian restaurant in downtown KC. I meant to take a picture of my food but forgot. I had apple cheddar bruschetta - AMAZING!!
After lunch, I headed out the door again to go see a movie with my sister. We went to see Soul Surfer. It was better than I expected - a little cheesy, but a very inspirational story - bring tissues. For the record however, Carrie Underwood - not the world's best actress. She was painfully bad in this movie.
Finally home again....but decided to take Jack for a walk. It was gorgeous in KC again today. Temps in the upper 80s and sunny. It was a little windy, but that's ok. Jack as always, had a great time - and was excited for his second walk of the day. After we got home I did a little yard work and then headed to dinner with Jim. The dinner was pretty lousy, but the company of course was wonderful. We did eat outside on the patio.....did I mention the weather here was awesome today?
I had a great, but busy Saturday. Another busy day tomorrow - housework and taxes = no fun at all!! I also plan to go to hot yoga to help stretch out my sore muscles.
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