My pants were snug by the time I left. My joints all hurt for some reason and it has taken me most of this week of being home to start to feel better. It was a very valuable learning lesson for me to realize that how I was eating was making my body physically hurt. Interesting right? I am happy to say that I am back on track and back into full swing of my half marathon training schedule. I might backpedal a few weeks because my friend decided that she might run the half marathon with me! She is a few weeks behind me on the schedule. And, I have extra weeks from when the schedule ends and the time of the half.
I am so excited that I now have a running partner on some days! I never thought I could run with a friend and manage to talk instead of using my Ipod. But we have been running together several times during the past few weeks and its been great! I think she is hooked! She did 4 miles the other day and was so proud of herself! And I was so proud too! She was so proud that she went home and signed us up for a 5K this weekend! We checked out the route yesterday and it was very hilly and also seems to be smaller scale than the ones I have done before. So it will be interesting. Our hubbies and 5 girls are going to watch and have even made us signs. How great to have a support systems! She is already looking at other races we can run and is considering the half in October with me!
Here are some pics of our trip to the mountains: