8 miles – done!

8 miles – done!

…wait, 8 miles? Wasn’t today supposed to be a rest day? 

Well yes, but we had to make a little modification to our training plan this week so my husband (and training partner!) could attend to some family business on Saturday. So being the good wifey that I am, I agreed to move our 8-mile training run to this morning.

…even though yesterday’s workouts (if you’re keeping track, 5 miles in the AM plus two barre n9ne classes at night, oy) left me SO tired last night, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel this morning. But I kind of liked the idea of having a Saturday rest day. Haven’t had one of those in eons.

And guess what? I felt nothing short of awesome on our run today. I have no idea what it was – the route we chose, the fact that I slept like a log last night, the allure of having a Saturday rest day. Or maybe that my body is adjusting to the increased mileage better than I thought, and a lot better than the last training cycle. Whatever it was, I’ll take it.

Our route was gorgeous – it took us through some new neighborhoods near our house and over a portion of our familiar 5.5 miler we frequent quite often (that takes us past a golf course and over a wooden bridge over the ocean, awesome sea breeze). I think the fact that the route felt familiar, albeit longer, tricked my mind into thinking this was a much shorter run. And I’ll take it because I can’t really remember the last time a run felt this good – the entire time too.  Today’s run absolutely gave me the confidence I need to continue to build upon for the upcoming half. I love it.

So yeah, I’m riding a ridiculous 8-mile high this morning that will most definitely take me right through what is expected to be a gorgeous July 4th weekend. I guess you could say I “owned” those 8 miles today. And you know what?  I kinda like the sounds of that. 😉

With that, I hope you all have a wonderful, restful, super-fun, super-gorgeous July 4th weekend. I heart summer, like whoa. (((summer)))