Cheryl has been visiting and commenting on my blog for a while now and she always has great advice for a newbie runner like myself. If I remember correctly she is a high school track coach so I figure any suggestions she has to offer have to work, I mean she is a coach lol. If you get the chance head over to her blog Just 1 More Mile.
I had a tough endurance run on Thursday when I ran in the 109* heat. So I had a rest day on Friday preparing for a long run on Saturday. I didnt really have a distance set in my mind but since I ran 15 miles last week, 8 miles sounded pretty good. Got out early and met up with my running group for a nice long group run. Once again I ran into Helly from Helly on the Run. Major cudos out to her for being an overachiever and throwing down 10 miles when the rest of us only put in 8 miles. We had a great group during the run, everyone was chatting it up, we had a nice steady pace going, and I didn't start to feel the miles until we were pretty much done. It always feels great when you knock out a good number of miles and you look at your watch to see 7am lol.
Lastly, the family and I are headed out of town later this week for a little vacation. We absolutely love the weather here in town (very sarcastic) but it will be nice to have a little temperature change.
Ok maybe not a HUGE temperature change but here in AZ we will take all the degrees we can get. Heading out of town should provide plenty of opportunities for fishing, hiking, and everything outdoors. Can't wait to share all the photos with all of you.
When you head out for vacation, do you prefer populated cities or the great outdoors??