Hey so first of all Jen from "Why I Run" http://jenintraining.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html is doing a giveaway. She has 3 awesome items; a Garmin 305 (oh yeah you know that's cool!), a running belt (a low profile design that's perfect for a gu and your keys or phone) and a super cute t-shirt that she embellishes with "Bake,Eat, Run, Repeat" and a cupcake.
If you want to enter just go to her blog, enter a comment with why you run and why you like to blog about it. You don't have to follow her blog, but you should cause she's really nice and posts some really encouraging and inspiring stuff about running and life. Jen, no one ever thinks people are really listening, but we are! Also if you reference her giveaway on your own blog she'll enter you again!
Today was a really nice run. The sun was out, I actually got to run in my new running skirt. The air was cool but still comfortable. And I had no pains at all in any body parts. Yeah!
I tackled the hills again. So I had planned to add on an extra lap, but I made a deal with myself. If I made it up the killer hill twice without walking I could skip the final gradual lap. And I did! I nearly puked the first time up. I ran it quickly and almost lost it at the top. The second time around I decided I would go slower and take smaller steps. Totally worked, got up with less effort and did not need to puke and also rested less time before I caught my breath. Yeah!
The run home is always hard after hills as it is also up hill. But it wasn't nearly as hard as the last time I did it. So major improvement!
Ran 6.4 miles with hill repeats
20 min core