|p.s. that's the new top I got from The Clymb for cheap!|
I love that darn dog.
I had a 20 miler planned for Saturday morning and the night before, I ate this delicious sesame tofu wrap from Whole Foods. I wish I could afford to eat every meal from Whole Foods.
I ran my 20 miler yesterday on the treadmill. Why would I do such a thing? Because it was drizzly outside (and obviously I'd melt ;) and I wanted to do a progression run. I find it much easier to do progression runs on the treadmill because the treadmill forces me to go a certain pace whether I like it or not. I also have to think less, and that's always a good thing.
I finished up 20 miles at an average of 8:29/mi pace (2:49:50) and felt great! I ate a whole pack of Clif Shot Bloks, and I think it helped tremendously as I usually fail at fueling properly.
This was my second and last 20 miler before Santa Barbara in a few weeks. I am running the RnR L.A. Halloween Half Marathon next Sunday as a tune-up race. Thank you to Brooks for the free entry! I rented a little apartment downtown just 1.5 miles from the start so that I can get in 3 miles total of warm-up and cool-down (for a total of 16.1 miles). I am becoming quite the planner, aren't I? I rented through airbnb.com, my favorite rental site. Ang and I have used it for basically every trip in the last year. It is fabulous! I highly recommend it! This is the little loft I got us for next weekend:
We are taking a trip to Portland for 6 days over the holidays and I booked us the nicest loft downtown! I'll have to share pictures with you eventually.
I am currently sitting in the student study lounge at Angela's school while she takes a practical exam. We are going for a trail run as soon as she finishes. My brain hurts just listening to the students talk about body parts. It sounds like japanese to me. Even so, it makes me want to go back to school. I am itching for a master's degree; I just need to decide what I want to do with my life. Is there a career that involves reading tons of books and running? Because I would dominate that profession!
If you could create your own profession and get paid for it, what would it be?
I would be a professional reader/runner/snacker/napper.