|Devan, Evan, random kid in yellow jacket and Niko|
1. The weather channel was playing an April Fool's joke on us. Haha, good one!
2. I misread it and it actually said there was a 10% chance it would rain 100% of the day
3. Predicting the weather is in fact just really difficult
|I think this giraffe was checking to see if it was still raining|
|What, I like snakes!|
|This gorilla was awesome- he was doing a workout the entire time we watched!|
|Niko the tour guide showing Evan our next move|
Today was the Jr. Daffodil Parade. Devan signed up to walk in it, like she did last year so we headed down the road first thing this morning. The parade started at 10am and it was the 50th anniversary this year so that was pretty cool. She walked with her friend Stella and the rest of her elementary school. Aren't these girls goofy???
After that I was scheduled for a 10 mile run and later in the day- a MASSAGE!!! My wonderful hubby actually called and scheduled a one hour sports massage for me. I set off for my 10 miles glad it wasn't raining- however it was really windy and kind of cold! So I wore capri tights, a running skirt, a tech tshirt and my running jacket. I still felt a bit chilly but knew that I would warm up once I got going. Well, guess who decided to make an appearance about 2 miles into my run? Mr. Sunshine! So I was dressed too warmly and was kind of hot. However, the wind never let up. It felt like resistance running- like somebody had their hands on my shoulders and was pushing against me. It also made breathing kind of tricky and at times I questioned whether I was, in fact, moving.
I tried to keep my pace between 9:20 and 9:30. I feel like this is a good long distance pace for me and I want to be able to hold and maintain it with some degree of accuracy without having to look at my garmin every 60 seconds. I did pretty good today, my time for 10 miles was 1:33 for a pace of 9:21. I find I naturally run faster now, which I find exciting. I don't have to think about it any more, my pace has just gotten quicker. My mileage is increasing rapidly at this point so I am probably going to tone down the speed work a notch. I don't want to risk an injury at this point and feel like I have made a lot of progress towards getting to a pace I am happy with.
My massage was amazing. Just what I had been needing! He worked on my legs mostly, and also the arches on my feet apparently need a lot of work. He said my muscles respond well to massage and was able to really loosen up the knots. I asked him if some people have muscles that don't respond well to massage and he said yes, all the time. I am glad my muscles are well trained haha. I am rebooked in a few weeks and can't wait!