Matt and I have been having such an awesome weekend here in Chapel Hill. Beautiful weather! We started out our Saturday with a run. I had 9 miles on the docket with Elle for Tarheel 10 Miler training (it’s in 2 weeks)!
We hit up the Tobacco Trail (scene of my Tobacco Road Half Marathon PR a couple weeks ago) for our run. Matt came too! He was hoping to play pickup soccer but no one was around, so he joined us for the first 3-ish miles of our run and then turned back, covering a total of 6.4 miles. A new distance record for him! He’s turning into quite the runner — I’m impressed.
This is Matt’s “Let’s do this” face:
We had an awesome run! The sun was shining but there was a slight breeze and the air was nice and cold — a runner’s dream. I was so happy to be out there enjoying it!
My legs felt great the whole time, too. We kept up a good, steady clip for the whole 9 miles!
- Mile 1: 8:34
- Mile 2: 8:52
- Mile 3: 8:34
- Mile 4: 8:47
- Mile 5: 8:42
- Mile 6: 8:31
- Mile 7: 8:50
- Mile 8: 8:39
- Mile 9: 8:45
Total time: 1:18:15. Average overall pace: 8:42 min/miles. Awesome run!
Around 9 or 10 miles is the point where I start bringing fuel with me for runs — I had my standard favorite (Espresso Hammer Gel) at the turnaround point at mile 4.5.
I also carried my CamelBak (for water) and brought my compression calf sleeves back out to play. I wear them on all longer runs; they have basically fixed my previous calf pain/soreness!
9 miles — check!
After our great runs, Matt and I got cleaned up and then headed in to Carrboro for brunch at my absolute favorite — Jessee’s.
Man, I’m going to miss this place when we move. So cute and chill and I love their focus on local food, too.
I had my usual, which is the open faced biscuit sandwich with scrambled eggs, white cheddar cheese, bacon, and tomato. SO. GOOD. They have the best biscuits.
I also enjoyed some of their lavender earl gray iced tea — yum. Matt got the BLT, which you can see he is enjoying in the background.
We spent the rest of the day enjoying the weather, running a couple errands, and then met some friends for outdoor drinks. I just have to share this photo — we were out doing an errand when the car next to us suddenly stopped, so we did too. Thank goodness we did, because look what appeared!
Isn’t that adorable?!?! I have no idea why the mother was leading all her babies fearlessly through the middle of a shopping center, but I sure hope they made it out okay.
We have another gorgeous day on our hands — we’re planning either a hike or a bike ride, plus a picnic. I’m also going to attempt to learn how to drive Matt’s stick shift car — we’re going to have tandem parking spots in DC so I need to learn how to move it if he’s not around. Gah! I figure it’s better to learn here in open empty roads than in DC in the middle of crazy traffic (or a parking garage).
I hope you’re all having a happy Sunday — and a happy Easter! Matt surprised me this morning with a cute Easter card and some goodies — including these beautiful tulips. I took advantage of the opportunity to try out Instagram for the first time — it finally came to Droid and I downloaded it on my RAZR earlier this week!
Have a wonderful day!