I returned home on Thursday, and true to my suspicions, I didn't do any running. I did scope out a couple possibilities while we were there, one of which included running laps like a crazy woman around the playground while my kids played, but it didn't happen. I didn't want to sacrifice a single second of time with my friends. So I let it go, and it felt good! Thursday evening I didn't do anything either, but Friday morning I hit the treadmill for 3.5 miles. I had Jillian Michael's pod cast on and I covered the display. I had a rough go making it that long on the treadmill...I need some advice on how to spend more time on there, but after 40 minutes (man, I was going slooow) I threw in the towel.
Saturday morning we took the boys to the State Fair. Bridget Mendler was singing, and A loves her on Good Luck Charlie. Since the concert was free, we went and had a great time, even though it was scorching hot. We wandered around for a bit afterwards. and the husband ate (and I sampled) alligator, kangaroo and an awful burger made with a glazed donut for the bun (it was tasty, but I felt my arteries clogging with just one bite!). We will probably go back one more time, since we didn't see everything we wanted to and word has it there's a monster truck show the boys will love. I walked a ton, and figure that counts as some kind of cross training, right?
This morning I hit the road for my planned 9 miler, and it wasn't too bad. There were a couple hills I forgot about that I just ended up walking (they were long and super steep. I'm not sorry I walked at all). I also panicked somewhere around mile 6 because I saw a dog poised to chase. I was on a new road for me and I like to know ahead of time where the dogs may come out so I'm prepared. I walked and tried not to make eye contact....boy did I feel stupid when I got closer and realized it was just a lawn chair!
Tell me that looks like a white dog to you too??
I DO wish I had eaten better yesterday (sausage sandwich for lunch and then after the samples I had fried fish dinner..uch. I know better than that, but I did it anyway) because I fought all kinds of tummy issues on the run. (Successfully though, as I didn't have to stop in the bushes, but it was partially because I couldn't as I forgot my emergency tissues!) All in all though, I had a lovely long, slow run, averaging a 12 mile an hour pace. I'm super tired and haven't felt like doing much all day, but I did it, and it's in the books and it's right on track for where I need to be for this half marathon. Yeay!
Last week: 6.7
This week: 9.2
August: 60 even (oooh...I love when that happens!)