Ok, so I am beat (and blistered), but very happy! I'm realizing that I should have taken a few pics of my gnarly blisters as they were by far the worst ones I have ever had...but I forgot, mainly because I was too focused on performing minor surgery on my feet.
Anyway, back to being beat, I ran my first 10 mile run since my half (which was in April). Got up at 5:15 (am!!) and met my friend Chrissy for a half trail, half street run. My running at best has been kind of off lately, so I was looking forward to running with someone else. She is a fairly new runner, but is crazy focused and really follows a plan (which I don't do). We maintained a 9:46* pace which I was really happy with. My alone runs have been crazy slow and cumbersome - lots of stopping/slowing down which I hate, so I think this was the exact push I needed to get back in my normal groove.
I met all of my training goals for the week, rode 21 miles yesterday, ran 4 miles Fri. It was a great weekend.
Hope everyone had a great 4th! Now I'm off to soak by mangled tootsies!!
*I'm going with the 9:46 pace, which came from Chrissy's Garmin, mine had us at a 10 minute pace... :)