But wait! I have to tell you about the creepy moment that turned out to not be creepy: We'd just gotten started when an approaching car slowed down, waaay down, and then stopped near us. Stranger danger! All senses went on high alert! Then the passenger window was rolled down and we saw a teenage boy smiling at us...and we all realized it was the son of the owner of our running store, who happened to be at the wheel. Whew! No need to begin our self-defense ninja skills!
Back to the running: We ran. Yep. It was our standard June run - hot, humid, no wind. Not a lot to say about the quality of running, but as always, the quality of running friends was perfect. We ladies ran three miles, and then walked back to the corner where Jeff would be turning in to run the last half mile or so with him. In the meantime, I downed a bottle of water, and turns out, having a belly full of water doesn't make for a good run, so I only ran a little bit before walking - but hey, my intentions were good, right?
Breakfast for the pre-birthday boy.
We all went to Blue Baker afterward. Can't beat good food and our random conversation topics to top off a Saturday run.
Speaking of Jeff's birthday, on Sunday we went to a 1541 Pastries and Coffee for lunch - he wanted cheesecake, and when I searched online for restaurants who served cheesecake, this place came up. I'd been there several years ago, but it's not located where I usually roam, so I kind of forgot about it. Oh my, it was good, and we will be back! We had a breakfast croissant sandwich, lattes (with cute art!), and Jeff got his cheesecake:
Happy birthday boy with his homemade cheesecake.
I got the koala bear while Jeff got the lion - rawr!
I've been running 2:1 intervals for quite a while now (run for 2 minutes, walk for 1 minute), and I recently read a tip from Jeff Galloway, King of Interval Running (my title, but he was the one who made it so popular), where he mentioned that you pretty much do all of your recovering in the first 30 seconds of your walking break, and the second 30 seconds is where you tend to lose time, especially when you run longer distances, because you really slow down. So I changed up my interval timer on my Garmin to reflect that - and felt OK with my Saturday run. Different story with my run yesterday - it was rough, but I think the 100% humidity plus 75 degree temperature had a lot to do with that. I'm not running longer distances yet, but even changing this during my 2.5 and 3 mile runs has made a bit of a difference in overall finish time. Of course, running is so much more challenging right now with the hot weather that it's difficult to compare...but it's interesting to switch things up a bit.