First up was eight miles with my friends Julie and Daniel. We did 8 miles this morning at 7 and it wasn't anything amazing. I worked hard to keep the pace around 10 minute/miles but when it's only 8 miles it doesn't feel quite like a long run, you know? Marathon training messes with your head for good. I'm not sure if I'll ever be the same.
Post-run I grabbed Tim and we headed to some nearby mountain biking trails for another run. I absolutely loved it!
I know I just look like I'm sleeping in that picture, but I really did enjoy it. Plus I wore an old shirt from a trail race so I could look legit. I think I fooled the other runners on the trails.
We ran 6.2 miles in longer than it took me to run 8 miles on the road but it was infinitely harder. I had to work HARD to run 4-5 minutes at a time and then stumble up the hills. It was an ego check for me big time. I always think of myself as the better running partner in my marriage. (Sorry Tim, it's true.) Today I was rudely reminded that on the trails he kicks my butt and I really struggle. Regardless, it was fantastic. Is there anything better than running downhill on muddy trails? Best feeling ever.
|Proof I wasn't on the treadmill.|
Anyone watch or follow international rugby? In Hong Kong the Rugby Sevens are basically the biggest party of the year. It's such a good time and lasts the entire weekend. This year I missed it so much. Luckily Tim caught some of the games on TV - although it wasn't the same as being there. Plus, my handsome little brother played in a rugby game right in the stadium! The younger boys who play in Hong Kong get to play early in the morning before the international teams actually take the field. Here he is (on the far left) with some of his friends/teammates and one of the New Zealand rugby players:
He won his game! So proud of him. He's the coolest kid I know and I'm proud to be his sister. Go Robert! :)
Do you follow rugby? Ever played?
I didn't know much about it growing up but I played in college for two years. My position was hooker - yes, that's the official title of the position and no, I never heard the end of it.
Ever work out twice a day? I can't get my head around it.
This is basically a no. Mostly because I refuse to shower twice a day and you would definitely notice if I didn't.