Sundays are long run days!!! Today, I had 10 miles on the schedule. I woke up a bit late and it was a bit of a rush to make it on time to meet up with a group of runners..... I made it just in time!! WHEW! I felt good. I am about 99.9% back to feeling "normal" post marathon! My legs are FINALLY feeling like my "old" legs pre-marathon!!! Didn't feel like I was "pushing" with every step as I have been in the last several weeks!!!! Consequently, my overall mood is improved as well!!! I tell ya, "the post marathon depression or funk" is a REAL thing!!!
BREAK DOWN OF SUNDAY'S RUN: 10.19 miles at average 9:20 pace
The weather was perfect this morning!!! 61 degrees with a cool breeze... man, I wish this weather would last forever!! However, the humid and hot days of summer in South Georgia are right around the corner!!!!! And with the heat, I know pace times will slow!! UGH!!! But, on the brighter side, once fall hits, pace times should pick up better than where I am at right now...... or so I hope!
Above is a picture that shows just how BEAUTIFUL of a day it was this morning.... I always walk the track that we park next to for about a mile post-run......
NOW, what about Saturday?!?
7 miles were on tap for Saturday morning.... I was torn between running the treadmill or running outside in town..... However, Saturday was a busy day due to my son's social calendar.. So, the following is how Saturday went down!
Woke up, jumped on the treadmill.... walked 0.5miles to wake up, then ran 7 miles with a 0.5 cool down. After running, I stretched for a few minutes and drank a protein drink. Then, I jumped into the shower and got ready for the day. I drove 40 min into town to get to the bank...........
While I was in town, I received a face to face call from my 6 year old telling me to NOT forget to pick up donuts!!! LOL! Therefore, after the bank, I ran by Daylight donuts!!!!! Then it was back up which is another 40 min drive...........
Once home, I picked my son up and we were off to Tallahassee, Florida for a birthday party!!!! Another 55 min of driving.... this is how my vehicle has 420,000+ miles on it!!!! HA! HA!
Once we arrived in Tallahassee, we ate lunch and had ice cream cake..... YUM!!!!!!!! And below, I can so tell my son does take after me with how he helped take the candles out of the cake and licked the icing off!! :D
After the friend's birthday lunch, it was onto SKYZONE!!!! My son and I had never been to a Skyzone and did not know what to expect..... The best way to describe is that this place is organized chaos!!! Ben had a BLAST as well as all the other kids!!!!! There were trampolines everywhere..... with some sectioned off for dodge ball, basketball, and for just plain jumping. There was a huge foam pit where kids just ran and jumped in!!!!!!! There was even a section for adult dodgeball!!!
Below, my son was making his best attempt to slam dunk the ball! It was a fun day!!! My son was exhausted!!!! When bedtime came, there was no fuss from him..... he fell asleep almost instantly at bedtime. Oh, and yes, he has already put in a request to go back over summer break..... have a feeling that I will become quit familiar with the Tallahassee area!! :D
GARDEN WATCH 2016
Ok, right after planting the garden this year, our area had a TON of rain!!!! Usually, rain is a good thing when you have a garden, however, it rained non-stop for days and washed away most of our garden!!! All that hard work to waste...... well, except for the corn! Here is a recent picture of the corn! Looking good! My husband replanted most of the rest of the garden Saturday while we were in Tallahassee...... so hopefully, the garden will do well!
Well, gotta get dinner ready...... Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!