Do As I Say, Not As I Do

For some reason, after running a total of 19 miles during the week I thought it would be a good idea to go for a 14 mile long run yesterday. I was just so excited to run with my bestest MA running buddy along the Charles River. It was such a beautiful run!

She had a workout 2x 4 miles at marathon pace sandwiched between some easy running, and we ended up averaging 7:16 pace.

I was pretty dead by the end and will not be running a long run that far after a few weeks off ever again. Please do as I say and not as I do – it is best to ease back into long runs after taking a running break!
When in doubt, scramble eggs with a bunch of veggies, top it with mounds of salsa and hot sauce and call it lunch. This really hit the spot!

Yesterday’s post-long run nap took place on a pool floaty with my favorite pups!

After a not-long-enough nap Henri and I were off to play golf with my sister and her boyfriend. I was by far the worst one there which is never fun, but I survived and I will definitely go again! (After taking a lesson of course!)

The long run and golf outing had me so tired that I fell asleep about 45 mins into American Hustle which is a movie I’ve been wanting to see forever. I guess I’ll just have to make Henri watch it again tonight! ;)
Hope you’re having a great weekend and that your Sunday is fun and restful!

How was your long run this weekend?
Do you like golf? Do you have any helpful tips for me?? Cause I stink! Lol

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Another good run for me on Friday morning. Just 4 at a nice easy pace but I chose a hilly run so it was still a great workout. Finished up with a little core strength while watching the Today show.

Speaking of the Today show… Henri and I are going to New York next week for the Manchester City vs. Liverpool game at Yankee Stadium (remember all the way back in May when he got tickets for his birthday?) and I really want to go to Rockefeller Plaza while they are taping the show! Any suggestions on how I should decorate my sign so we get on TV???

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Opening his ManCity tickets!

We also need some good restaurant suggestions in the city so let me know if you know of any MUST TRY restaurants in NYC!

After work last night I stopped by our neighbors’ house because we’re watching their dogs for the weekend and this one just melts my heart. Her tail is wagging all the time, she always has a smile on her face, and her eyes are such a pretty color!
photo 3 (40)Dinner was pizza from our favorite take-out place, Pepperoncini’s, while watching TV. Their Hawaiian BBQ Chicken might be my favorite pizza ever! I made a strawberry salad too which was also really tasty! The perfect long run fuel!photo 4 (27)What might not have been the best long run fuel but tasted pretty amazing was a cup of the “dirt” that my sister made this week. Chocolate pudding and Oreos, you can’t really go wrong! (especially with a side of fluffy puppy)photo 1 (43)Ended the night with family cuddle time on the couch. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that wasn’t sleeping! ;)
photo 2 (41)I have a long run with a friend and 9 holes of golf with Henri on the agenda for today! I’ve never played golf before but I’m really excited! :)

Have a great Saturday!