Good morning! Despite a late night getting the apartment ready for our first houseguest today (best friend and basically my twin from high school), I was up at 5:30 to meet friends at the taco run. I ran with Madeline most of the time at a pretty easy pace for the 7.3 miles. We discussed cutting it short at the 4.5 mile bridge (her legs were tired from a long run Sunday, and I’m having gastrointestinal issues, probably related to some dairy I had over the weekend…) but pushed on to the 7.3. We ultimately decided that we got up early and had already invested the 4 miles, what was 3 more? And we were glad to have finished the long route 🙂
I also need to tell you about Sunday’s long run. I met Madeline again, and Tiffany and Brandon to run the second half of the Livestrong Marathon Route. I’m pretty familiar with the first half because I ran it last year and have done a few training runs on it this year. However I wasn’t sure I had any familiarity with the second half, also rumored to be the hillier half. So we organized a point to point 14.2 mile route to check out those hills. There were definitely some rollers that were tough at 3 miles in, and will certainly be tough when they appear at 16ish miles…..but that’s all part of the challenge 🙂
In honor of Sunday’s run, and the upcoming marathon (12 days…OMG!) today’s song is an appropriate hill anthem. Aside from the lyrics, the music goes great with a steady-state hill climb kind of cadence. Each beat just pushes you to the next step on the incline.
Running Up That Hill – Placebo.
I’d be running up that road, running up that hill, running up that building…
Happy Tuesday! (Don’t forget those new and/or resolved resolutions!)