The sunrise was a beautiful pink - couldn't quite capture how gorgeous it was with my phone, but it sure was nice start to our run!
Our Saturday runs have been really fun lately - a bunch of us meet up to start and then everyone does their own thing with distance and routes. Last Saturday Julia and I ran 4 miles, while Andi ran her age to celebrate her birthday. Jeff and CC ran 5 miles, and Loretta, who is back after recovering from hip surgery (HURRAY!) ran a Couch to 5K program. Afterward, we hang out for a bit before heading off to breakfast or other activities. I'm not sure what I'm loving more - not having a set-in-stone training plan, or not thinking ahead to all the stuff I should be taking care of as organizer of the running club. Ahhh, no responsibilities on that end...what a relief!
Julia and I say this to each other quite often after a run - it helps to keep things in perspective!
We did our speedwork yesterday. On Saturday, CC reminded me to keep my muscles loose and relaxed - she says looser equals faster, so I tried to do that by relaxing my jaw and wrists - I figured I could only concentrate on a couple of body parts, and those were her suggestions. I think it helped, although I ran too fast (I know, I know - it's called speedwork for a reason) for the first four, and I about died. OK, I didn't...but I took it down a notch for the last two. Ended up with doing six intervals, plus some warm up/cool down easy running, for a total of two miles.
#OSTB is going strong...my running and eating are pretty much spot on. I just need to finagle the motivation to get to the gym a couple times a week. Last week was a bust, but we're going there this morning. FOR REAL.