The good and not so good from today:
good: Meeting friends and their little girl for brunch at a new-to-us restaurant; always a nice way to start a Sunday.
Bonus - they had gift certificates they graciously shared with us!
not so good: Having to wait until after 2pm to start 16 miles because I was too full from brunch
good: I got to try out some new running capris and runderwear (running underwear). The capris did well on their first long run.
not so good: major wedgie from said new runderwear :( This is a disappointment because I loved this brand previously.
good: When I woke up to check the weather the morning showers that were originally called for all week were now supposed to arrive mid-afternoon. Instead the skies cleared and the temperature wasn't completely freezing!
not so good: say it with me now. You know it's coming... WIND! 8 miles worth.
good: I ran 16 miles! This distance it a tough one for me mentally every training cycle and I'm always excited when I get through one.
not so good: my left toe blister returned with a vengeance despite my best efforts at prevention and there's now a right quad "twinge".
good: I met some nice runners on the way! I love nice runners!
good: There may have been minor inconveniences on today's 16 but I was able to break it up in manageable pieces that seemed to go by quickly. And on the last 4 miles my shuffle hit the song lottery. It's what I needed to finish strong.
This was to be my recovery week but I'm not feeling very recovered. I know it's because I had to fit too many miles at the end of the week back to back (x 2). Maybe this week I'll be better with spreading the miles out and having time for some actual cross-training. Here's hoping there's no crazy last minute trips (and I didn't just jinx myself by writing that).