Yello.It’s Wednesday and I haven’t joined the East Nasty morning run club in weeks! Today I got up a few minutes early to make it there on time. I was even able to hang with the fast guys for a few miles. Until they dropped to a 7:30 pace and left me in the dust. Ugh. Men.Anyways, it was still nice to have some (fast) company for a bit! I think that breaking up longer runs with groups of friends is crucial to staying sane during longer runs. I think the longest long run I’ve ever done completely solo was about 18 miles — but I really prefer company for anything over 8. What’s your max solo running mileage?
East Nashville was also full of wonderful breakfast smells this morning. I ran by a handful of homes that must have been full of people eating bacon and cinnamon rolls. I need to become friends with these people ASAP.After I parted ways with the group I tacked on a few more miles en route home. It’s a nice day outside.Done! Only a few more tough runs left in this training period and then I’m cruising into taper time.Also: never too soon to start carb loading for the race, right?After our Italy adventure, Anthony and I decided that we needed more pasta and olive oil in our lives. So when I saw a Cajun chicken pasta on the Cook Smarts lineup this week, I made sure to add it to our menu!This dish was rounded out with lots of veggies. A heavy sprinkle of smoked paprika, cayenne, and red pepper flakes gave it a nice kick. Anthony cooked the chicken on the grill for some extra smoke, too!We are La Croix addicts! I’ve been liking orange, but I still think that coconut and lemon are the best.Off to see if I can find a cinnamon roll. Catch you tomorrow!
- Longest run you’ve done completely solo?
- Favorite sparkling water flavor/brand?
- Tell me about your run today!