And I just could not concentrate on homework anymore. My sister and I ran errands and actually ended up rescuing a lost dog. It was a good samaritan kind of afternoon. My Saturday night was spent babysitting the adorable little boy. He taught me how to play chess. He's so smart. I also spent a lot of time Snapchatting instead of doing homework.
Today when I woke up, it was summer again. A breezy 70 degrees. Our weather needs to make up its mind. We are back to Sunday brunch with the boyfriend's mom, which I have missed greatly.
On my way home, all I could think about was a nice long run outside. I know that my summer days are dwindling and I need to take advantage of them. So, I got out my portable hydration station, drove to my dad's, and took off. I felt really great until mile 7, when I started to slow down. I thought I was going to run back to my dad's house, but the way back is entirely uphill. I started up and said, "I don't think so," and ran to Safeway where I had the boyfriend pick me up. The entire run was fantastic. The breeze was just perfect and protected me from being too hot. I tried so hard to go slow and keep my miles over 8 minutes because all of my races have had me in the 8:25-8:30 range. Well, when I looked at my Garmin, this is what happened.
I seriously need to work on my long SLOW run. It felt really easy for most of it. Probably because it was downhill most of the time. I cooled down by walking around Safeway. It's completely acceptable to wander around public places pouring sweat everywhere you go, right?
The reason I was at Safeway was because my sister and I decided we were going to continue Sunday Family Dinner Night even though our parents are in Las Vegas for the week. Boyfriend and I made fresh salmon, chicken, beets and zucchini from the garden, salad, and quinoa.
We also made sure to take a picture for the parents..
And no family dinner is complete without
90 pounds of whipped cream fruit salad.
It was a fantastic Sunday.
PS- I have to say a HUGE congratulations to my blogging bestie, Heather, who just completed her second half marathon today!!! You ROCK!
How were your runs this weekend?