I absolutely love the feel of finishing a good run – where I know that I ran hard and it felt GOOD.
I took Friday and Saturday off, not out of choice but out of necessity. I could have run Friday morning but I knew I need sleep more than a 6am run. Saturday, I was up at 4:30am to get going for my teams’ race and by the time I got home that afternoon, I had an hour to see my girls, feed Cora, and get presentable to go to a wedding – so there was ZERO spare time.
Once the girls were down for their naps, I headed out this afternoon. I did an out and back run on Scenic. While I do not like the speeding cars, I do like the rolling hills. I ran to the hang glider bluff and back – 6.1 miles round trip. I ran controlled on the way out and was feeling very good on the way back, so picked it up. I clocked my last mile in 6:45, going almost 2 minutes faster on the way back than on the way out.
I felt strong. I love that feeling. The weather definitely helped – 61 degrees and spitting rain. Just about perfect :) I thought a lot about the half marathon as I ran. I have my goal. I hope it’s realistic. I’m excited about racing through Philly.