All in all, a good weekend.
I joined my girlfriend and running partner, Jen, at her sister's lake house in Canyon Lake. We went in April and had a great time, but the weather was SO much nicer this time around. The biggest bummer was that Kenny couldn't go with us. The kids certainly had a good time, even though they missed Daddy. We didn't go for any runs like we did last time. Part of me was a little bummed. I have positive memories of that tough 14 mile run we did. There are a LOT of hills around there and I didn't think it was super smart considering this nagging pain I have in my IT band/hamstring that I can't seem to shake. I did waterski on Friday and Saturday, which isn't too great for my hamstrings either, but it certainly was fun. I look at it as good cross-training. I have sore muscles in my back, my arms and my legs.
This morning I ran 8.5 miles with Laura. I do believe I am getting faster (sorry, Terri)! I thought that it would be a relatively slow run because a) I am sore from waterskiing b) I was REALLY tired from not getting a heck of a lot of sleep lately and c) I am still recovering from an abundance of Jen's yummy mojitos. But I kept up with Laura and even carried on a conversation for most of the way. We averaged just over 9-minute-miles!! I am thrilled.
After going to a friend's 40th birthday BBQ and pool party (yet another one of us bites the dust), I am sore and dead tired. Is it ok to just make everyone Lean Cuisine for dinner?????