This all happened yesterday after I headed out solo in the morning for some good running. I really wanted to get a long run in and pretend to be officially training. Okay, I am training for a good time at the half in February....I just am not following my schedule/calendar as diligently as I did for marathon training. I ended up having a good run at the gym - 7.35 miles - my longest since I broke the toe. And I felt good at the end and really could have kept going. Can you tell from the before and after pictures below? But 7 miles was my goal and I may do next Sunday's long run on Friday due to holiday confusions, etc. My overall pace was 8'50" (if I am remembering right) and later in the day I did another Skimble Balancing Act workout. Some moves in this are tough but I think it is a great workout for runners. BTW, in case you are new or don't remember, Skimble is an app on my iPhone and you can get free workouts or pay for the full version. I am happy with the free!
Check out this cutie from Nicole. I love that her card promotes adopting pets whenever possible. Way to go girl! You can find Nicole on twitter.
For you next blog hop, check out Trish! She is one busy lady and her blog banner says it all!
I love the cute idea behind the card from Cathy and you can definitely feel her personality when you look at her blog. And kudo's for a great way to highlight your blog reading list!
For this one, please do go by and say hello. Not only because of the darling card and great business card idea but because Zaneta was brave enough to organize this whole exchange!
Today I am grateful for:
- Strong women!
- My broken toe --- yep, it taught me that I can become stronger through altering my workout and proved that I have more determination and commitment that I imagined.
- Not having to make a school lunch.
- Peppermint mocha to add to my morning coffee....even though I left my travel mug at work.
- Workouts to improve my balance!