Long Run Notes + Weekend Happenings

Yesterday’s run was a major confidence boost. I knew if 20 with a fast final 4 felt good, Ellen and I were on the right track with our training for Vancouver and Boston. Our legs had plenty of miles heading into this workout, and busting out a 7:08 average for the final 4 miles gave me quite the runners high. Ellen ran about a 7:30/7:45ish for the final 4 and she made it look easy. Having a training buddy makes this so much more fun!

img_3615.jpegMy garmin decided to poop out on me at mile 18, so my nike app came to the rescue for the final 2 miles. I had to know what my fast finish pace was, and being the crazy person I am I manually added the two miles and the time to my garmin app. Only slightly OCD. 

We should probably be better about hydrating on our long runs. I think we’re used to running in crazy heat, so when it’s “only” 70ish we don’t worry too much about where we’re gonna get water. Thank you Brentwood resident for your water 🙂 

After some refueling with Kreation’s Omega Bowl, Brent and I went to Downtown LA to go to Escape Room with a few friends. Essentially you get thrown in a room with 10 people, and have 50 minutes to escape. Our room was called The Cavern and was an archeological dig theme, and we had to solve puzzles and clues that would eventually lead to our escape from the room. The room has a 10% escape rate, so it’s tough. We didn’t make it in time, but we were so close that they let us finish before leaving the room even though time was up. Will definitely be back for this again. We ended up getting drinks on Spring Street Downtown after. Downtown is so much more vibrant that it was when I first moved to LA in 2007.
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This morning Ellen, Marta, and I hit up Rise Nation and Hip-Hop Yoga at Y7. Y7 helps me beat yoga boredom. Its got a 60 minute fast-paced and consistent routine. It starts with a warm-up, then three flows first done at a slow pace, then with one breath per movement, and last flowing to a song. They sprinkle in some ab work, and finish with a cool down. Today was Beyonce day but my favorite was a few weeks back when they had TLC vs. Destiny’s Child. After a 60+ mileage week I know I needed some yoga in my life.Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 4.42.37 PM.png

I can’t really sit still, so I went home for a quick lunch then headed out to Abbott Kinney for a Sunday stroll. Acai Food Truck. Only in LA.

Carly and I are bonding this weekend. I’m taking care of her while Jared and Alaina run around Vegas. And I can’t not post photos of our EQ3 kiddos. Two faves from science family night and morning work in Mrs. Lowry’s office.img_3606

Ok. No time to edit. Time for the Oscars!

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