Another Double Day

Again, I did double duty today...

First, a 4.4 mile run with the awesome Pat near the lake in the pitch black darkness.  We were making up for my missing the running group on Tuesday.  We were the only 2 that ran, which was awesome because she runs a comfortably challenging pace for me.  It was humid, and I was drenched. 

When I got home, I knew I had to meet Emily at the gym in less than an hour and a half, but I just couldn't stand it, so I changed clothes and cleaned off a little with a wet washcloth.  I would describe the state of my shorts, but suffice it to say, I could've wrung them out. 

I'm sure many of you think I'm crazy for, yet again, doing back-to-back runs, but I never turn down a running date.  It's so hard to find people to run with, and I am just basking in my current state of multiple people to run with on a weekly basis.  It's fantabulous.

So on to the gym and the dreadmills... I met up with Emily, who is training for her first half.  And she admitted she was dreading this run... her first 6-miler!  But we got on that treadmill, and we pushed through... side-by-side.  When I could feel us struggling, I tried to think of something new to talk about to distract our minds.  And then there was the one distraction - they moved the kids out of the kid's club (it was mildewed after some flooding rainfall) and into a raquetball court.  It wasn't long before I noticed that Paige could see me, despite being all the way on the other side and upstairs... maybe she could see the hat and knew that I was wearing one today... no, not one like this...

something more like this...

But she started waving at us quite often throughout the run.  It was too cute, and definitely a pleasant distraction.  Anyhow, we pushed through our miles, and I finished at 6.75.  Huge congrats to Emily for successfully completing her first 6-miler!!!  She'll be running her first half-marathon at the same race that I'll be running my first full marathon.

Tomorrow, is a small 5K race.  Trying to decide if I even want to attempt to PR or not.  My PR for 5K is significantly faster than my normal pace.  The stars just aligned the day I set it, and I was busy chasing down my nephew.  Not sure it's doable to beat it.  I'm used to running between 10:30 and 11:30.  I'd have to run 9:20s.  Eek!!!  On a brighter note, though, I will be reviewing 2 new products tomorrow in preparation for a couple giveaways... woo-hoo!!!