Hello from paradise!!
(Totally sporting my new belt today! heh)
My dad and I had the best run ever this morning!! I am SO excited to have finally gotten in a solid long training run. We did 8 miles in 1:07! ðŸ™‚
It was one of those perfect running days. The weather is GORGEOUS, the course was flat (and along the beautiful water), I wasnâ€™t bundled up like a snowman and dodging ice, piles of snow, branches, cars, etc., and my legs felt great. I love when running justâ€¦ clicks ðŸ™‚ I seriously felt like I could have run way longer!
Here are our stats!
YAY! As you can see we started to seriously pick it up the last mile, ending in an all-out sprint ðŸ™‚
I feel so much stronger than I did in the fall when I was training for the Army Ten Miler. I think all the strength training, hill running, and stretching has really paid off! In the Army Ten Miler, I maintained exactly a 9 min mile pace the whole time and finished in 1:30:01. As long as my knee holds up okay Iâ€™m on the right track to beat that time at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in a month! Weâ€™ll seeâ€¦ fingers crossed ðŸ™‚
After our run, my mom, dad and I headed to downtown Tampa for brunch. We sat right out on the water and it was so beautiful!
There were all sorts of people out tooling around in their boats. I think I need a friend with a boat!
Although this one might be a bit over the top ðŸ˜‰
After brunch, we walked along the docks for awhile in the sunshine, deciding which boats we would like to buy when weâ€™re millionaires ðŸ˜‰
Iâ€™m thinking this one, heh. Or maybe a super fast one. I like fast boats. ðŸ™‚
And now Iâ€™m sitting in my backyard on a blanket and blogging! Nothing makes me happier than being outside on a beautiful day ðŸ™‚
Have a great night! I hope itâ€™s nice where you are, too! I hear D.C. has been gorgeous this weekend as well (bout damn time)!