Sometimes it's a double-drink day, with water AND an iced non-fat latte!
Love love LOVE our new bright shoes - plus our neon-colored socks made us extra glow-y!
Once my running mileage increases a lot, I'll probably scale back on my walks, but for now, it's working out nicely. I was amazed to see that I covered 16 miles last week (9 walking/7 running). I'm hoping that all of this time on my feet, along with the lunges/squats and core work, will help with making me feel stronger when I run.
Last Tuesday evening (not yesterday but a week ago) we had a Run for Froyo on our schedule with running club. Y'all. It was 97 degrees when we started our run! Plus the fireball - er, sun - was still out and it made for a pretty terrible time...I felt awful most of the next day. We'll do another froyo run, but not until it cools down considerably. Here's a picture of the survivors:
Please note the two ladies in flip flops - they were the wise ones who chose not to run and just came for the froyo...smart, very smart!
We had a great day on Saturday with running club. After the last two weeks of meeting in a shopping center, we finally met at the park where we usually run from. It was just plain fun - we did an out-and-back and got to holler at and wave to the runners going both directions, we had a clothing seminar afterward, and quite a few of our runners went home with new technical shirts from other USAFit groups. Loved the enthusiasm and happy attitudes - I think we all fed off of that. I ended up running 2:1 intervals with Amy and Kathleen and was pleasantly surprised at how well my legs felt considering all the walking and running miles I had on them. Maybe all those squats and lunges that Julia and I are doing really ARE helping our runner's legs!
Here's quite a few of our group:
Runners, dogs, even small children in strollers (although I was lame and didn't get her in the shot)!
More of the same workouts this week - hey, it's working, so why mess with a good thing?