Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Back... Again

Hi y'all! I'm back in town from New Orleans after having a fabulous and relaxing vacation. On our super-duper long ride home on Friday, I texted Maggie to see if she was up for hitting a few miles with me on Saturday. I felt great on my run down in NOLA so I wanted to keep things going. I didn't have a particular distance goal in mind, I just wanted to go as far as I felt like going. We met up at the local hilly trail (but the non-hilly end). Maggie was gracious enough to keep with my pace and let me lead.
Shoe twinsies

Maggie has also decided to bring back the runner photo challenge! This week's theme is Signs of Spring. I've been enjoying some slightly warmer temps down in Louisiana, so I was happy to come home to temps about 40 degrees warmer than when I left. I haven't been able to wear capris for a run in a long time, and I was really excited about it!

 

We went for just under 3 miles. I kept it at a conversations pace and it felt good. No pain, no cramps, nothing. I had to stop mid-way for water, but that is just because I'm thirsty most of the time these days. And before she left, Maggie gave me a present.
She made me a half, half marathon medal for the F^3 Half Marathon. It made me chuckle and smile all at the same time. :) Once I finally hang up my medal hanger, it will most definitely be added to the collection!

Overall, I felt really happy after the run and I'm looking forward to keeping it as part of my regular routine now that the weather is getting nicer! There will be more runs to come this week including the Shamrock Shuffle this weekend!

12 comments:

  1. I really like the half-half marathon medal!

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  2. Yay photo challenge! And I'm glad you like your medal. Everyone should have a cowbell.

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  3. Hahahaha! Love the medal Maggie made you!

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  4. True story. I will be sure to wear it too the next time I'm out there cheering this summer!! :)

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  5. Cute medal! Half you're able to enjoy running again :) welcome back!

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  6. Happy. Not half.

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  7. OMG that is such a cute and sweet gift! Score Run Friend points!!

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  8. I'm really lucky to have such great running friends, really!

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  9. Thanks so much! I figured the "half" was a typo. :)

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