After all that delicious eating on Saturday, Turner and I decided a run was in order on Sunday morning!
We headed out around 9 a.m. with a goal of 6 miles. Cape May has a special place in my running heart because it’s actually the place where I ran 6 miles for the very first time! I was in Cape May for a weekend back in 2009 when I was starting to train for the Army 10 Miler, and I’d never run more than 5 miles before — and 5 miles was still kind of a lot for me at that point, too. I remember asking Turner if she would run 6 miles with me the next day and being surprised when she very nonchalantly said “sure, no problem.” I remember being SO proud that day when we finished those 6 miles. It’s pretty cool how your perspective of what a long run is changes so quickly. Now I am so proud that I can go out and just run 6 miles on any given day! Definitely shows how far I’ve come. 🙂 That’s why I love running — there’s always something to work towards or improve, whether it’s pace, distance, or even perception of what’s doable.
We ran down through town, along the ocean wall, and back. I felt a little tired for the first bit but by the end was going strong. Funny how that happens on a run — sometimes you just have to push through the rough patch at the beginning and then you’re good!
6 miles — done!
- Mile 1: 8:46
- Mile 2: 8:41
- Mile 3: 8:53
- Mile 4: 9:07
- Mile 5: 8:46
- Mile 6: 8:53
Overall average pace: 8:51. Sounds good to me! Great run.
Turner made us breakfast when we returned. An open faced English muffin with some cheddar cheese, 2 fried eggs, and two thick slices of tomato. Plus some tea on the side. 🙂
I love summer tomato!
The rest of Sunday was spent relaxing at the beach! It ended up being a beautiful day.
Obligatory feet + ocean shot:
My view — this kite was kind of mesmerizing.
For lunch, we hit my absolute favorite beach treat — Hot Dog Tommy’s. 🙂 No photos because hot dogs don’t generally photograph well and it would likely have involved ketchup all over me, but it was delicious. I can’t come to Cape May without a visit to this place!
Awesome weekend — wish it had been longer. 🙂
Anyway! I’m off to work. Run club tonight! Happy Tuesday, friends!