So, I haven't cooked any new food since Friday's crab cakes, but I'm hoping to change that today! I wanted to update you on the runs I have been doing, though!
Friday I went out of town, and I knew that it probably wouldn't be feasible for me to go running on either Saturday and Sunday. So, after checking into my hotel on Friday evening I went down to the hotel gym. They had really fancy treadmills - the kind with your own personal TV. So, I spent my run catching up on the newest season of the Jersey Shore. I love the Jersey Shore. My TV has been out for about a week so I've been missing all my trashy TV! Haha. Anyway, I really tried to challenge myself on the treadmill, and let me tell you, it was HARD. I had 3.5 miles to go, and I started off at a 10 minute mile pace. I tried to increase my pace to 6.5 (9:13 min/miles) for part of the time, but also had to slow down to 5.5 (10:54 min/miles) for part of the time. I also had to press the pause once to get some water, I was parched! But, overall I made it 3.5 miles in 34:33, for an overall pace of 9:53! I was sooo proud of myself for running faster than a 10 minute pace, I immediately went up to the room to brag to Susan. Who proceeded to tell me how fast she ran her 15 miles earlier that day, but that's ok :-)
The rest of the weekend was NOT well suited for running, so I'm glad I ran when I did! This morning M and I set out to run 2.5 miles bright and early. I didn't sleep particularly well, and I woke up with my leg already hurting... yikes. M was also hurting a bit, so we were not feeling terribly optimistic. Luckily for us, we hit a red light 5 minutes and 10 minutes into our run, so we got two short (20 second-ish) breaks to catch our breath and stretch. After that, we managed to push through and finish our 2.5 miles in 27:51 - an 11:09 pace. This was just a smidgen faster than last week's 2.5 mile run which was at 11:22 ... so I'm pretty proud of us!
Now I'm waiting for the Direct TV guy to fix my TV so I can resume my normal trashy TV habits ... oh, and maybe go into the office at a reasonable hour today, haha. I'll hopefully make it to the grocery store soon as well, so I can have a nice full week of delicious meals to share with you!