No, I did not run two 275K races this weekend, we attended them. We got to have another fabulous couple of days with friends - great for my social life, but not so great for my running...again.
Three friends flew in on Friday, and we went out for dinner at an amazing mexican restaurant and then out to one of our favorite places - a dueling piano bar (fun!). I had one margarita with dinner, and then only water at the bar because I was the D.D. for the night. Still, the long week, the big dinner, and the late night caught up with me the next morning.
While everyone else slept in, I hit the trail early Saturday morning (skipped running with the group this week) for a 6 mile run. It was already warm, humid, and sunny when I set out, so I knew it wasn't going to be stellar. But I got it done, and even though it wasn't great, I was really glad I woke up early to sneak in a run - I felt so good once I was finished!
After I got home, I got cleaned up and the rest of the group got up and going, then we all headed out for brunch/lunch. We toured around during the afternoon, then headed over to Texas Motor Speedway to watch the once-yearly IndyCar race being held that night (the main reason my friends were in town). This made for another late night, followed by another early morning taking them to the airport this morning.
After a whole lot of traveling/visiting and generally busyness over the past few weeks, we're really looking forward to settling back into our normally quiet routine for the next couple of months until San Francisco!
- 10 min. warm-up walk
- 6.0 mi run; 1:18:36 min; 13:06 min/mi avg pace