This guy right here! Best running sherpa/partner/BFF a girl could ask for :)
My pooch and baby girl, Lilly - she melts me :)
New running shoes (or any new running gear)
These are my new trail shoes to be tested this Saturday!
My family :) (you knew it was coming)
Remembering this day - my BQ!
I am a sucker for their accessibility - there is one on every corner where I live.
I love that first sip of coffee in the morning, and I enjoy a zillion more through out the day. I think my record for most trips to a Starbucks in one day is 5! (Yes, very bad, but tax season brings out the worst in me!)
I don't have a picture of this, it's more of a feeling. I love the feeling of finishing a run. It doesn't matter how crappy I feel when I head out the door, when I come back I am always a new person. I love that feeling of finishing a race; of finishing a long hard run. Nothing can describe it until you do it yourself, and it's what I seek every time I lace up my shoes.
I had a fantastic weekend of celebrating my birthday along with my SIL, Bro, Hubbs and some good friends all while wine tasting in Napa! We rented a limo (had the same driver from NY's eve) and spent the day tasting at our favorite wineries. I did manage to get two small runs in between Friday and Sunday. I was going to do a long run on Sunday but lots of wine + a big dinner + staying up way too late = no long run! We had a blast on Saturday, maybe a little too much, and I can't share too many of the pics :) Let's just say, no one will ever be able to run for public office!
My friend Sarah and I in the limo -I think this was after the 3rd, or maybe it was the 4th winery :-)
I can upload more pics tomorrow, my SIL has the majority of them and the weather and scenery was just beautiful. We are so spoiled to live so close to Napa!
I did manage to get in six miles with my hubbs and nephew while they rode their bikes next to me on Sunday. My two favorite guys :)6 miles 48:03 8:00/mi. I had a major upset tummy when we headed out, but it was good to sweat some of the night before out of me :) Plus, running along with my nephew was a blast!
I am going to head home from work today and tackle that long run. I am exhausted but I need to make up the miles. (on a side note, already told the hubbs that the only thing I can make for dinner tonight is cereal, so if he wants something else he better plan accordingly!) I want to hit 14-16 and I know that I will definitely ending up finishing in the dark. I had a so-so running week, but every run was just off. I think it was the combination of the weather and the busy time at work coming back.
I have a trail race this Saturday I am very excited about. This is a piece of the email the race director sent out to all the runners this weekend, "The 10K and Half Marathon courses will be the most "challenging" -- in other words, those runners will have plenty of opportunities to submerge their feet in mud and puddles and/or take multiple unplanned mud baths. " Unplanned mud baths - should be a good time!
Have a wonderful Monday and Happy Running peeps!