It was a very good weekend for me: productive and relaxing. The best of both worlds.
Craig and I helped a couple of friends move on Friday night. Saturday morning I did my long run of 20 miles. I did the first 10 miles by myself, and then Craig joined me on his bike for the last 10. I love the uninterrupted time we have to talk and hang out. I never thought I’d say this, but that was definitely the easiest 20 miles I’ve ever ran! I averaged 8:31 minutes/mile, which is not far off my marathon goal pace of 8:12 minutes/mile. (That would get me a 3:35 and qualify me for Boston!) I hope this is a good indication of how the marathon will go! Saturday afternoon Craig and I went to Bear’s Tooth for a late lunch. Saturday evening was spent cleaning and preping food for the week.
Sunday morning I woke up at 5 a.m. (not by choice), so I got up did a few things around the apartment, and then went out for a 6 mile run. As soon as I got back, I ate a quick breakfast and then went to yoga. I like going to yoga after running because it forces to get some quality stretching in. After church, Craig and I went to Middle Way Cafe because I was craving a salad and as hard as I try, the salads I make at home never turn out that well. The last one I made was so awful that I ended up throwing some of it out—something I never do. This afternoon/evening I’ve been busy prepping more food and trying to get everything in order for the week. Having everything ready to go for Monday morning makes the transition a little bit easier into the start of the work-week.