I could run to his game!
I ran near the fields this winter/spring on an 18 and 20 miler and realized that it would easily be a bikeable distance (if the g.d. bike trails ever got fixed) and was even a runnable distance. Since they usually have 2 games an hour apart, I haven't felt the need to sit around in my sweat for 3+ hours. However, they only had 1 game tonight. A quick mapquest revealed I was correct, and it was 7.1 miles from my doorstep. YAYZIES!
Kyle came over after work and I unloaded a bag of stuff for him to schlep to the field for me, including my keys, phone, and a change of clothes. I set out for my run about 80 minutes before their game was to start, and it was a much cooler 80 degrees with a side breeze. Heaven. And I could BREATHE so I knew the humidity had dropped.
The route is extremely hilly so I just tried to focus on my form on both the uphill and downhills since Mankato will have its fair share of rollers. I got to enjoy several sets of sprinklers along the way, and probably grinned for the entire run. IT'S SO NICE TO RUN WHEN IT'S NOT A SAUNA OUTSIDE, FYI.
During the last mile I did my 4x100 m. strides on a slight incline, but still managed a pretty okay pace 7:24, 7:11, 7:09, 7:42.
I ended up with 7.28 miles in 1:09:20 for a pace of 9:32. And the boys won!
And I forgot to show this, but this was during the game last Monday when I thought the end of the world was on the horizon and the boys continued to play softball. This was taken from the truck because I haz a scurred.
And now for some fun online shopping!
(found via outblush)
I'm not a huge jewelery girl, so I like pieces that make a bit of a statement. And I'm obsessed with this gem.
Love this simple long sleeve top. Actually even like it with the colored pants. That's almost fashion forward of me. YIKES!
This is a shirt that I need, along with Susan, Sam, and Sam (although it might look weird on a dude).
I almost pulled the trigger on this adorable bag. I contacted the website to request the dimensions of the bag, because I want to use it for a school bag, meaning it needs to fit my books+laptop. They never got back to me. Sad day.
I need this. Not want, need. If Kyle doesn't buy it for me, I'm getting it myself. I'm obsessed with the infinity sign. And I feel like a girl needs something from Tiffany's, right?