Well, I reached a milestone today. I ran 12 miles... the farthest I have ever run! Before I had Carter I had worked my way up to 11 miles and then stopped. So, I was pretty happy today. My half marathon is exactly one week away! I'm pretty excited! I've decided to set a goal time for race day. I went back and forth on this decision, but I've finally decided to bite the bullet and post my goal time. (which means I REALLY have to meet my goal) I want to run faster than 2 hours 15 min. 39 sec. You're probably thinking,"Wow that is a really specific goal!" Well, it just happens to be Chris' best half marathon time! RAhhahahaha (evil laugh)! Yes, I will beat Chris. It's actually a great goal time and very close to my avg. pace. So, check back to see if I can do it!
I was checking out my Garmin Forerunner software and looking at all of my running stats for the past 4 months. It was pretty interesting. When I started running 4 miles during the week (I always run 4 miles a few times during the week and then farther on Saturdays), back in early March, my time was 45:48. Just last week my best time was 39:09! Talk about improvement!
The trail along the river where I run sometimes. I don't think it's quite that green right now.
My cool new hydration pack. After obsessively researching hydration options, I just went out and bought one! It actually seemed like a really great choice (It's an Amphipod in case you runner's out there are wondering) and I like it so far. It's kind of funny because when I get ready to go running, I feel like I spend about 10 min. getting all of my "gear" on!