It actually felt like summer today!! This was good for potential pool time, but bad for the fact that I didn't go to bed until 2am, dragging my butt out of bed at 9:45, and left to run at 11. Oops? This will be a nice routine in the winter, but finishing up my run at high noon is not fun! Luckily the trail I run on is mostly shaded, and it's a little cloudy today so it wasn't a terrible scorcher. I'll definitely be getting up earlier tomorrow to try and get in some pool time!!
Tuesday, June 23
7.10 miles in 56:31, avg pace of 7:58
Either I'm out of shape or it's a bit hot out, but this run was a little tough. I ran the entire way (didn't even have to stop to cross the street...perk of running in the middle of the day), and even made it up the giant hill that is the last mile home without slowing down too much (8:04). I barely got a break at work last night, so I could tell that my legs were tired from running around all night. I wonder how being on my feet 40+ hours per week will affect my training...time will tell!
As promised, here are some fun pictures from my birthday weekend:
I looooove elephants, and I have a stuffed elephant named Gatsby that I bring many places with me. When I saw Tusker beer on Kath's blog, I knew I had to try it! The beer distributor down the street from me had it, so I had to buy a case! It was pretty good, and of course made for an excellent photo shoot.
Reinacting blowing out the candles since the Rocket Scientist missed it the first time.
Cutting the (ice cream!) cake!
The next night, I put my birthday present to use and made Chili-Rubbed Salmon with Zucchini and Sauteed Corn. It was delicious, especially the corn! The Rocket Scientist says he eats healthier when I'm around. :)
Yesterday I cooked again with success, this time making Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta. It was quick, easy, and I had leftovers today! Even better. Excuse my terrible photography skills.