Matt was very accommodating, but he had his "I'm kind of judging you/laughing at you" face on.
I had done T25 with Elizabeth, but it was only abs, so I really needed a run, but it looked liked maybe it wouldn't happen due to errands and some weird timing with dinner. I had planned to run a flat route and do a tempo run, but the sun was setting and I knew I'd be finished in the dark, so I needed a better route.
I know it's not recommended, but I decided to do my tempo on the bridge. Double speedwork points!
|Temperatures in the 60s, clear skies, and daylight?!|
Mile 1: Keep it slow, self. A tempo run has to start slow; I might be so excited to be running and my legs feel so fresh but I need to save my energy for the bridge.
Mile 2: OMG OMG OMG I AM FLYING UP THIS BRIDGE I JUST PASSED THOSE COLLEGE GIRLS I'M FLYING!!!
|A blurry shot as I began my second ascent on the bridge.|
Mile 4: This feels too slow. I need to find a balance...there it is. Ah, DONE. I am INVINCIBLE!
|Post-run glow. (This is just for you, Kristina - see, I DO sweat!)|
|Our gorgeous path...it was a breezy 68 today. I love springtime!|
Tomorrow we leave in the early afternoon for the second March wedding I've been talking about. I am so excited. I have a new dress that really pushes me out of my comfort zone (meaning it's not black), and Matt is going to look so dapper in his tux.
I'm planning to get a run in either Friday morning or Saturday morning before the festivities begin. Fingers crossed that the weather stays gorgeous!
Sorry to gloat about the weather; you all have my permission to tease me right back from May to October when I'm roasting at 5am!
How are your runs going this week?
Do you like tempo runs?
Bridges: love them or hate them?
That is fantastic! There's nothing like a perfect run to make your whole day!! My husband listens with the same reaction so I mostly save it for my girlfriends now:-) And that palm tree lined path with 68 degree temps? Looks like absolute heaven! Yesterday it was a high of 31 here with 30 mph wind gusts. The opposite of heaven.ReplyDelete
You would think gushing about it on the blog would be enough, but for some reason I just HAVE to tell him when I have a really great one haha.Delete
OMG I want to come run with you! Look at the scenery and lack of SNOW! LOL. I love tempo runs, but I do not love bridges. Great job on getting those awesome miles in!!ReplyDelete
My door is ALWAYS open. How cool would a blogger meetup be?!Delete
Runs like that always serve as a reminder of why I continue to push through the hard days! I love your positive outlook on life. And that weather looks beautiful. I always think of you when I do my T25 videos too. I love to hate them.ReplyDelete
I love to relive runs like this when I'm midway through a really hard one, too!Delete
Whaaat look at those miles in the 8s! You seriously rocked that run!!!ReplyDelete
Hahaha you *do* sweat! :)
haha yep, I have to keep towels in the car so I don't soak the seats. SO gross!Delete
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Best. Eyebrows. Ever.ReplyDelete
I knew this was you before I even saw the name. I've been working on maintaining them...glad they earned your stamp of approval!Delete
Can't wait to see pics of your new dress!ReplyDelete
I'll have the post about the wedding up this week! It was amazing!Delete
Love tempo runs. Fine with bridges as long as I can't see through them (bad fear of heights that I can quell as long as I can pretend I'm standing on solid ground).ReplyDelete
Oh, yeah I don't like bridges where there are big gaps or the railings are open. Too scary!Delete
Love that you had a great run! I'm living vicariously through your excitement since I'm nursing this injury. PS. Thanks for the IT Band links! :)ReplyDelete
I hope the links are helpful!!Delete
I absolutely love runs like this!!!!!! YAY! :) Have a great time this weekend!ReplyDelete
Me too! They're WHY I love to run!Delete
Amazing job, Aly!ReplyDelete
Oh Ali....I can only dream of the green pathways that you are running along right now. IT seems like spring will never find it's way to Nova Scotia.ReplyDelete
I like flat bridges...LOL. We have a mile run here every August that runs over one of our bridges...it's a hard run and not one of my favorites!
Spring will come...and it will be glorious! Hang in there!Delete