-We primed and/or painted 2 rooms this weekend. It was a lot of fun and I was super pleased until we went to take off the tape and it took the new paint off with it... ugh. When Nick and I are finally on a normal schedule (this weekend we're headed to Baltimore for a conference) we'll fix it. Until then... sadness.
2 delightful New Belgium concotions in New Belgium glasses my mom got me. Joy in a glass. I felt better about that run.
-We both ran Friday night (I did 7 miles in 1:05). We took the weekend off.
-Run redemption. Rundemption. Last night: 16.03 miles in 2:37. 9:48/mile. In comparison, last year in late August I did 12.35 in 2:17. My body and mind are just working so much better this year. Nick and I were tired and achy when we got home, but overall it was really amazing. I felt strong and really never doubted that we would finish.
I know we're not quite 100% on training. I know this. But that long run last night felt so good I can't believe we're doing anything wrong. This year is much less running and much more cross training, like I mentioned last week, and I think that combo is letting me be in ok shape without stressing out my body. So what if we don't break 4 hours? This is Nick's first marathon and last year I ran a 4:5X! I will be happy with whatever happens. We also still have 8.5 more weeks of training, so that's 5.5 weeks before tapering. So much time. I was worried after the failed treadmill long run last week, but I'm not anymore. We're gonna be ok.