Sunday, August 12, 2012

My Saturday

My Saturday started off super early when my alarm went off at 5:15am. I was meeting my girlfriend for a long run and we wanted to beat the heat!! 12 miles was on the agenda. We mapped out our run and on my way I stopped and planted some water bottles along our route. 

6 miles in and the sweat has appeared. We stopped at a local park to use the bathrooms. Our run was very HILLY and thanks to Krista I contoured them all. Since joining my running group I have really enjoyed not running with music. The conversation with the other runners makes the time go by so much faster, not to mention their encouragement when you feel like you have had enough!!

Woohoo 12 miles done!! 

Breakfast was 2 eggs/1 egg white and 2 slices of whole wheat toast.

After I showered I put on my compression socks and then did some foam rolling. The foam rolling has really helped my IT band and I hope it continues. Not much else on the agenda, so I got in a nap, enjoyed watching some Olympics and got some laundry done. 

Saturday night we went to a surprise 30th birthday party for Stacey (middle). She is a PTA at my office and so sweet. I love working with her. Oh, to be 30 again!!!! It was at a beautiful restaurant about a half hour from our house called Dutch's Daughter. We have heard great things about the food, but we have never been there. I really wanted to take some pics of the food but the room was so dim I knew I would have to use my flash and my hub would have killed me! It was a fun night and she was surprised for sure!!

Hope everyone else had an awesome Saturday!




11 comments:

  1. That is so early to get up on a Sat! Glad the run went so well. Love the birthday photo-your top is awesome, I want it!

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  2. I borrowed the top from one of my daughters! I will have to find out where she bought it!!!!

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  3. Awesome job on 12 miles! I have calf compression sleeves that I love too!

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    1. I want to get the compression sleeves next! I have noticed that my toenails are sore after a long run so the sleeves would be nice!!

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  4. Congratulations on the 12-miler! Awesome - - and you are still smiley at the end of it. Love it...

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    1. Thanks! It was a good run but very hilly!!

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  5. Just found your blog through SR. I'm also in my 40's and love to run! Training for a half right now. It seems as though most bloggers are in their 20's-30's so I'm glad to have found your blog! I'm in the Northern Virginia area so I knowmwhatnyou mean about running in the humidity. Ugh! Anyway, great job on the 12-miler! Continued success...

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  6. Thanks for the comment!! It is true, so many bloggers are in their 20-30s and I sometimes have a hard time relating!! I am also training. I am doing my first full, the MCM!!

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    1. just remember how awesome you are and how many 20's and 30's butts you are kicking :)

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  7. Hey, hey, hey!! Just stumbled across your blog and love it. I am brand spankin' new to blogging and am trying to figure things out I am also 53 sooooo a bit technically challenged. Love to run and currently training for the Philadelphia full marathon in November. Did a 15 miler with our group on Sunday and the Florida humidity didn't disappoint :-). Good luck with your marathon!

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    1. Thanks Linda! The humidity in MD has been terrible! Good job on your 15 miler!! I will have to check out your blog!!!

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