For the record, the thing on the left is the lid; the thing on the right is what produces a fizzy electrolyte drink. Duly noted...
When we finished that Thursday run, I got a couple of pictures of Cary's dog Abby (really it's spelled Abi but since I've spelled it wrong here so many times maybe I should just keep it up for continuity?). She does the cutest thing where she gathers up her leash in her mouth if you let it drop:
OK. I've got my leash and I'm by the car - let's go!
She's very responsible this way. Such a cutie!
We had a surprise on our Saturday run, in the way of decent weather (for August) - it was 75 degrees when we started running, but the humidity was a low 65%! Just for comparison, lately it's been 77 - 79 degrees, with humidity hovering around 94%. Don't get me wrong, we were still sweating like crazy, but we weren't beat down by the weather. Amazing how less humidity can make such a difference, even with warm temps. We also discovered that our Dri Fit shirts (technical fabric) ACTUALLY DRIED as we hung around after the run. Who knew? Normally we stay wet, sweaty messes until we change.
As for the run itself, it went great, once I got my dang Garmin's intervals set correctly. I wasn't quite awake before we started running, and realized as we were walking to the start that I hadn't changed my intervals to what Loretta wanted to run. I thought I got it done, but once we started running, it became apparent that I hadn't. We ended up stopping for a couple of minutes while I fiddled with the settings - no big deal in the grand scheme of five miles, really. CC, Loretta and I did 1:30/1 intervals and had a good time - like I said, the pleasant weather helped tremendously. I have to give Loretta props because it's been FOREVER since she's run five miles (eleven months, to be exact), and not only did she have a good run, but she had negative splits and her last mile was the fastest by far!
After the run, we had ice-cold watermelon while we listened to a clothing seminar. Then our JFR Crew went to breakfast in downtown Bryan, where I had an orange oat waffle, fruit, and lots of coffee. I tell you what, Saturday mornings just don't get much better than that - a good run followed by a good time spent with good friends. Love it!