And what did I see? Shockingly, I saw that big huge yellow ball up in the sky - what's that called again? It's been soooo long since I saw it. Now, in my weather delusion's defense, it was still about 37 degrees out when I started this run. So I'm not calling it spring just because I saw the sun one little measly time.
See - the sun. I wasn't lying.
Although the run itself was pretty boring - just a million loops around my 1.5 mile neighborhood, some lemon-lime Nuun and the "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" audiobook helped pass the time. And before I knew it, I had done it! 14 miles in 2:04:56 (AP: 8:55)! And my first long run of training for the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon is in the books!
All the miles were under 9 minute miles except the first two (acceptable warm-up) and the 14th (unacceptable!). I was so tired by the end I could barely pick up my legs. I stepped on a little bitty pinecone and nearly went down my legs were tired. It really makes me wonder how I will possibly run 12 more miles in just 3 months from now?!
Now, on to Where in the World is Ricole Runs! Anyone else a past lover of Carmen Sandiego? No? Nevermind.... So let's play a brand new game called Guess Where I Am! You have three options. Two are places I REALLY want to go and one is the place I hung out all weekend! Can you guess? I bet it will be extremely difficult.
If you need a hint, it didn't cost us an arm and a leg to get there and I didn't change time zones. :-) Weekly rap-up and weekend shenanigan recaps coming later this week, stay tuned!
So what do you think? WHERE AM I?! And what are the top 3 places you are dying to visit right now?