|Fro-yo at Gibson's- vanilla yogurt with strawberries, kiwis, pineapple, blueberries and walnuts!|
I am registered for the You Go Girl Half Marathon on September 18th and I am excited to be running it for the second year in a row. I have a couple of outfit ideas - I am just waiting to see what the weather might be like before I make a final decision. Last year it rained, but who knows- it might be 80 degrees this year! My friend Alyssa is running it as well which will be fun, and I know there are a lot of local bloggers who are also racing. I will be missing my old running buddy Cynthia though, this was one of the races we did together last year and it won't be the same without her. Darn Boise for being so far from Tacoma!
|Cynthia and I before the You Go Girl last year- it was raining outside so we were killing |
time in the house before heading out the door!
|After the race!|
We then headed to the movie theater and watched Don't Be Afraid of the Dark which I liked and found to be rather creepy but Will said it was kind of cheesy. It made me remember how when I was a little girl I was always afraid there was something scary under my bed that would grab my leg if I got too close. So I would run and jump onto it to keep safe. Which doesn't make all that much sense- why would I run and jump onto something if I thought a monster was under it? Anyways...after that we finished off the night at E-9 playing a bit of trivia and visiting with a friend. Always nice to have an adult evening!
This morning we headed out for a 9 mile run and I wanted to head down to Point Defiance to do some trail running. I went for a run one time with a couple of friends on the trails down there and had a great time but have been hesitant to go by myself. I was nervous about getting lost I suppose. So I figured it would be perfect for Will and I to run together- if we got lost it wouldn't really matter!
We decided to just start off at our house and run down Pearl Street to the park entrance which is about 2 miles away. My training plan called for a 9:39 pace but I knew I wouldn't be able to keep that up easily on the trails so I just decided to take it easy and stay at Will's pace. And besides that- Will's training plan only called for 7 miles so I think we both compromised a little! Once we arrived at the park it was really busy and there was even a wedding being set up in the rose gardens which is where our ceremony was!
|August 26th, 2000|
|August 27th, 2011- A wedding happening during our 9 mile run!|
|7 miles into our run- I couldn't resist the photo opportunity |
with the wedding in the background!
|Hot and sweaty runner girl!|
|The stats from our run- see the lovely elevation changes? So fun though!|