I mapped out his run so that he would hit 5.9 miles at the Stripes convenience store, where (conveniently!) he could get an Icee as a reward and to start his cool down.
Diane and I had our last run together for a while - she's gone to cooler climates for the next month to visit family. I'm totally jealous of how nice her runs are going to be; I'm sure she'll be feeling sorry for all of us left behind to deal with the Texas summer weather. It was fun to run with her this last month and I really appreciated how she let me do what I needed in order to work on my running without intervals. Like, at mile 2.25 on Saturday: we were facing a hill and I just needed a break. We walked up the hill, which ended up being a quarter mile, and then I felt like I had a second wind and we ran the rest of the way to hit 3 miles. I could have struggled up that hill, but the short walk made all the difference in the world!
The gang, minus Jimmymeow, who'd gotten up to answer a phone call.
After everyone came in, we went to First Watch, which is a new breakfast/lunch restaurant in our town. We were so excited to have a nice breakfast place as another option - our town is sorely lacking in breakfast joints - and we were all pretty pleased with our food. You can eat healthy, or you can indulge; it's nice to have options. Plus, you get some "dressed field greens" with a lot of the meals, which is pretty awesome...having salad with your breakfast automatically makes it healthy, right?
I ordered the Bacado omelet, which yes, I chose because of the name (bacon, avocado and Monterey Jack cheese inside). I ate about half, plus I had some of Diane's lemon ricotta pancakes, and a bit of Brian's potatoes, which were both excellent. Love that our group plays "pass the plate" with our meals!
Jeff had Eggs Benedict Florentine, the rest of my omelet, and some of Diane's pancakes. Oh and he wisely ordered a side of toast, which was really delicious; mulitgrain bread, fresh strawberry jam, butter...you can't go wrong with that.
Monday I walked a 5K with Jenny; even starting at 7:15 am, the sun was out and we were baking by the time we finished. Yesterday I ran with Cary, and despite it being 79 damn degrees at 6:00 in the morning, the run went pretty well, which is about all I can hope for this time of year. I'll run with Jeff tomorrow; I haven't actually run with him in about a month, so it will be interesting to see how I do, now that I'm not running intervals, with him...each running buddy makes for a different run in both feel and flow.