Itâ€™s only 3 p.m. and Iâ€™ve already had the best day ðŸ™‚
I met the girls at 11 a.m. for our first half marathon long training run! (Check out my training plan in this post). Exciting.
We had 6 miles on the docket for this morning. It was super sunny, about 45 degrees, and we were ready to rock. Yay! I missed this beautiful NC sunshine ðŸ™‚
We had a great run â€” we ran all around Carrboro and Chapel Hill, including one super long gradual hill. Anytime one of us felt super tired, we gave each other pep talks. I love having training buddies ðŸ™‚
Woohoo! We ended up running 6.10 miles in 54:06, for an average pace of 8:53. Not too shabby! We sprinted the last 0.10 miles per my insistence â€” I love finishing out runs with a short sprint. Makes it feel like a race and itâ€™s more invigorating to stop after sprinting all out than it is to just peter out!
After our run, we decided brunch was in order. We walked over to a place in Carrboro called Jesseeâ€™s Coffee & Bar. It was super cute inside! I ordered the Breakfast Burrito, stuffed with egg, potato, white cheddar, salsa, avocado, and mixed veggies. So delish!
And I swapped half my burrito for half of my friend Stephâ€™s breakfast â€” she had the open faced biscuit topped with egg, turkey, tomato, and cheddar. Amaaaaazing. I need to eat biscuits more often I think. I mean, I AM in the south ðŸ™‚
Yum. What perfect post-long run fuel! We had so much fun we decided weâ€™re going to make doing brunch after our long Saturday runs a tradition, trying a new place each time. A brunch tour of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, if you will. Sweet! Iâ€™m excited because I miss going out to eat â€” I used to go out a lot with friends in DC, but none of us here at school have any money so we donâ€™t usually go out. This will be a fun way to explore some of the local eateries without spending a ton of money (brunch is way cheaper than dinner + drinks!). Plus, itâ€™s great motivation to run faster when we all know a delicious meal awaits us! ðŸ˜‰
Iâ€™m off to the mall to use my gift cards. Have a great Saturday!
p.s. Anyone else watching Miss America tonight? I am because I have to cheer on my girl Miss Vermont! Remember when I met her?!