A long run followed by a leisurely brunch with good friends = my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning.
This morning, the girls and I did our second half marathon long training run â€” 7 miles! It was made even more awesome by the fact that my college BFF Turner is here visiting! ðŸ™‚
She joined me and my grad school friends for our long run this morning â€” it worked out perfectly that sheâ€™s a runner, too ðŸ™‚
It was super cold but we had an awesome run â€” I felt great and it was fun to run through Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and parts of UNCâ€™s campus to show Turner the sights!
Yay! Our overall pace was 8:53, for a total time of 1:02. We beat out last weekâ€™s 6 mile pace by 2 seconds (we ran almost the exact same course today) â€” sweet!
And then â€” it was time for brunch! Yessssssssss. As you know, we decided last week that post-long run brunches will be mandatory for the duration of our training ðŸ˜‰ Weâ€™re going to try a new place each week! Todayâ€™s adventure: Elmoâ€™s Diner!
(Photo from their website)
I had the farmerâ€™s omelette, which came with cheddar cheese, broccoli, tomato, and mushroom. It was just okay â€” the veggies were definitely a frozen mix, and the egg part was a little tough.
But the yummy biscuit and cinnamon apples (in the back) made up for the sub par omelette ðŸ™‚
I hear their pancakes are also awesome â€” perhaps next time Iâ€™ll try those instead!
Turner and I are off to explore around town and then going out for dinner and drinks with some of the girls tonight. Have a great Saturday!