If you don’t already follow Aron over at Runner’s Rambles, I strongly suggest you do. Not only is she the sweetest person ever, but she is a rock-solid running resource and is always looking out for me.
This past weekend, she invited me to join a running group for a 20-miler and today she passed on some information to join them again for an early morning tempo run. Since then, I’ve discovered what so many people already know: running with a group that challenges you and pushes you is the ultimate running resource. The 20 miles through the stunning Livermore wineries seemed effortless with the company of other people and today’s tempo run pushed me further than I would have pushed myself. If only I didn’t have such a long commute…Do you run with a group or running club?
In other news, Chicken Face and I have some big plans for this weekend: WE’RE MOVING! Goodbye 600-square-foot studio apartment — hello two bedrooms, two bath, three patios and a garage! We’re so excited to finally have space and storage, now I just need to convince him to make the second room a gym. But before we can get too excited, we have to pack all of the stuff in our current place which is proving to be a workout in and of itself.
We’re trying not to buy too many cardboard boxes (waste!) and instead have opted for finally putting our reusable grocery bags to work and trashbags. Yeah, we’re classy like that – like our Christmas-Tree-O-Crap? Along with moving this weekend, I’m planning on squeezing in a 17 mile run. If anyone wants to join – just holler at me; always looking for a group to run with nowadays.
P.S. Thanks for all of the sweet words about my lil’ baby Lola. Come visit us in California and she’ll wear her fancy outfit for you!
Day 58: 8 miles w/ 4 miles @ tempo pace