I had one of the best runs ever yesterday. It started so good because we left at 8 a.m. Usually in the summer we would leave at 3 or 4 am to beat the heat! That's what I love about this time of year. You can go when you want. Kathleen, Cresta, Karolee, Stacia and I drove out to the Salt River tube rental place and parked in their parking lot and then ran out onto Bush Hwy. I am by no means fast but I was so proud of the pace I kept the whole time and I also ran up a monster hill with out stopping. You probably could have walked faster than I ran, but it doesn't matter, I ran up the whole thing! Kathleen ran with me a good portion at the start but we all realize Kathleen is way faster than the rest of us and finally she broke off in to her amazing pace and sped back to the van. Karolee caught up to me and I'm so glad she did. It is so hard to keep up the pace at the end of a long run and she really kept me going. It's been a while since I felt the "runner's high." And I was so glad I did because I had a miserable run on Thursday. It felt like my legs were made out of lead! I did 16 miles by the time I got back to the van. That's the longest run I've done since October and I was so happy that I finished what I set out to do yesterday. I've had some serious hamstring problems lately (ouch) and I was worried that I might have to cut it short but it ended up being one of the greatest practice runs.
Thankfully, all the gals decided to go out for a movie and dessert last night and I'm so glad I got to come along. I got a job now that I do from home and it seems like I haven't ventured out into the real world in a while. I go to work everyday in my "uniform," sweatpants and a t-shirt, so it felt great to get on nice clothes and hang out with a bunch of super fun women. We saw 27 Dresses, which was a totally cute movie and then went over to Cheesecake Factory for food. I love strawberry shortcake and they have the best one ever! Get it the next time you go. Good times!