After having large Thanksgiving meals with friends and family on both Thursday and Friday (Turkey Trot race report coming soon), the last thing I felt like doing was getting up early and running on Saturday morning. Still, I had made plans to meet up with an old friend from high school who bravely agreed to join me on my long training run. So we dressed warmly (since it was an unseasonably chilly 35 degrees) and set off on the Memorial Park jogging trail around 7:15am. This run presented a couple firsts for me, the biggest of which was that it was the first time I've ever truly run with another person - I'm usually a solitary runner. It was also the first time I've ever done a long run without listening to music. Forget running alone with music - I had a blast catching up with Elizabeth, and we completed an awesome 10-mile run together. Afterward, we finished up with a breakfast that included yummy food and lots of hot coffee...a great ending to a great morning. So, even though I was dreading this double-digit day, doing it with a friend made it double the fun!
- 10.0 miles; 2:11:10; 13:07min/mi avg