|Mizuno Wave Inspires|
Saturday morning, I completed my first official long run as part of my training for the Chicago Marathon. I ran 10 miles, nice and slow at an average pace of 10:30. I felt good, much better than anticipated. It was very hot, but I picked up a slight breeze in certain directions. The front of my right hip has been bothering me this past week, but I am greatly encouraged that it felt better on this run. I purposely kept my stride short, light and sloowwww.
Must. Stay. Healthy. Repeat.
|Darn that stupid leaf!|
At the end of my run it was about 85 degrees...at only 8 o'clock in the morning!! I didn't think twice before jumping in the pool. Thankfully, I remembered to take off my electronic devices (my Garmin has survived one plunge!). The pool water was probably the same temperature if not warmer, but it still felt refreshing as my body temperature was surely 1000 degrees. The thought of taking that plunge was the only thing that got me through the last two hot miles.
After a couple of cups of coffee in my porch swing, I worked in the yard (you know how I love it!). Our new sod was finally laid out front after being on back order for months. (Who knew grass could be on back order?) It is absolutely beautiful but makes my landscaping look pitiful. I had to get out there and start working! It will take quite a few weekends of work.
|We have grass again!|
We had our Father's Day celebration Saturday afternoon just chillin' in the pool. I recently posted about My Dad, who has been gone for many years.
Our grandson helped PoPo cut down a tree in the front yard. He worked so hard moving and stacking those limbs. It's all he could talk about later. He also spent the night with us, so of course we had to bake cookies -- peanut butter with chocolate chips. He slept like a rock.
Sunday, I did as little as possible. I had another steroid shot in my elbow Friday. The first shot lasted about 10 weeks, but then the pain returned with a vengeance. I don't think this shot has taken affect yet -- or maybe my elbow is just sore from the shot itself -- or maybe I shouldn't have worked so hard in the yard! Whatever the reason, after the training run and busy Saturday, my butt and elbow were dragging Sunday.
Lastly, I just want to mention this is my 100th post. As a baby blogger, I truly appreciate anyone who has taken the time to read it and especially those who took the time to comment. That's my favorite part. Thank you for letting me into your world and being a friend.
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