Friends are amazing things!! After my whining yesterday Bec agreed to humor me, get up at the crack of dawn and meet me in Lehi for a 10 miler this morning at a good pace...so my alarm clock went off and I got up and went to run. I nearly peed my pants laughing so hard at the first of the run! Becca said the only thing she didn't want to see so early in the morning was a skunk "claw me, bite me kill me I don't care...just NO skunks!" So about 50 yard into the run I see a black cat on the side of the trail...then it turns and I see the white stripe. I grab Becca's arm "that's a skunk!" We immediately stoped then it stopped in the middle of the trail and looked at us, we turned around and started running like two teenage girls screaming down the trail. Then I couldn't help it anymore, I just stopped and had to laugh! Becca kept running for another 20 feet until a female biker just starting stopped at the gate to get through. She questioned us about the excitement and she was brave enough to go first, so we followed her down the trail and never saw our little friend again. Made for some good adrenaline to get the run started!! :)
So, we ran the 5 miles out and 5 back on the Lehi JRP with no more excitement. Pulling up the hills was fun today (yes, I just said the hills were fun...enjoy it while you can, it may never happen again!) Becca's legs were dead tired after all she put them through yesterday, but I still could hardly keep up with her! I thought "man, when my legs are tired I just drag along...but this chick knows how to push out the miles!!!" Gotta love wonderful friends that keep you up and motivated. Got home and sent hubby off to work, then laid down for a 30 min nap while kids were still sleeping.
Got up and hit my favorite kick-boxing class, it lived up to it's butt-kicking reputation again today! Did my ITB and quad exercises with some shoulder weights then headed home. I've got a full day today, I'm acutally spending the day getting stuff done and not hanging out with my sisters! (one flew home, other has lunch date with other friends) - sounds crazy but I've only been spending like 45 minutes of waking time at home every day the last couple weeks! UUGGHHH!! Trust me, it leaves A LOT to do!
AP: 8:24; splits: 8:36, 8:21, 8:25, 9:04 (the hills!); 8:48, 8:15, 8:16, 8:06, 8:06, 8:03 -best pace was 6:41 and I held it under 7mm for .25 or so! yes, the downhill helped, but still... :)