Before I run out of time, I need to write a little bit about my second trip to Massachusetts! This is a ridiculously long post so you might need a snack or something! The first morning I was back I ran 5 miles before going to the beach and hanging out. My first stop on the 19th was Scituate. I ran 6 miles and then we went swimming and ate good food as usual 🙂
At the beach I saw the cutest newfie Gus, he was so sweet.
Then we drove to Albany to finally see Matt and Lauren’s house! I loved it and it was way bigger than I had imagined. Lauren and I planned a 14 mile run for that Monday and homemade pizza was the best way to carb-load.
After our long run we went out to brunch and I ordered cinnamon bun pancakes, HEAVEN. With a side of bacon of course.
Then we said goodbye, time always flies with them 😦
That night I took the 8pm ferry to Nantucket and spent the night with Morgan- somehow we took zero pictures! I ran 3.5 miles to recover from our long run in the morning.
Ian was home the next day so I went to go hang out over there after a 7 mile run, and Lola was still the star of the show!
We also stopped at Titcomb’s Bookstore and I hadn’t been there in ages.
We took about 5 trips to the Sandy Neck while I was home! On Thursday I ran 6 miles and then read Natchez Burning and went to relax at the beach.
I finally finished Natchez burning by Greg Iles and it was SO GOOD. It took me a long time to read, but pretty much every page was suspenseful.
I made it to Boston again to celebrate Molly’s birthday that Friday!! I ran 3 miles before heading out. I miss them all the time but luckily they are coming to visit in October! I can’t wait.
I woke up bright and early on Saturday to run 4 miles and then go to the croquet tournament, the first one I’ve ever been to in Sandwich. IAN WON, I was so happy for him!
The next day I went to meet Jessie’s new kitty and say hi to Sandy, the sweetest dog ever.
Later in the afternoon Molly and I went to Trevi to celebrate her birthday! She’s the best, and we both teach middle school so we could talk about that for DAYS.
Ian and I left the next day after looking forward to that week for so long 😦 Before we left I did an 8.5 mile run in downtown Sandwich. We got dinner at Lolita’s and then went to bed early because we had a 6am flight!
We spent the next day sleeping and relaxing! I was able to fit in a quick 3 miles.
I did a workout run the next to to practice some speed! I did 4.5 miles with about 2.5 of those faster. I did a slow 8 miles the next day to recover. I knew I had a long run coming up so after that 8 mile run I stuck with a slow three miles.
On the Saturday I headed out for a 15 miles run, and I brought more nutrition than I am used to. At mile 7 I had energy beans (loved them!)
At mile 12 I ate a stroop waffle!
And I made it! I was looking forward to eating leftover pizza after 🙂
I did 3 miles to recover the next morning with some mountain biking with Ian. Then we were lucky enough to have Ian offer to drive us to a wedding in Virginia Beach later on! It was so much fun and Hannah was such a beautiful bride. I got to see a bunch of teachers from school and it sounds like they were all also having excellent summers 🙂
I happily took the Monday off from running, and I got into my next book!
I ran 6 miles on Tuesday, and later in the afternoon Ian got off from work early so we checked out a cafe we hadn’t been to yet. I tried getting marshmallow syrup and cream and it was way too sweet for me. I guess now I know for next time!
Wednesday I ran 4.2 miles and Thursday I ran 5.1. I didn’t do too much besides go to the beach and read.
On Friday I ran 12 miles in my old shoes and my feet hurt so bad! Another lesson learned.
Ian and I mountain biked the next day and it was really fun! I think I get a little better every time.
And I went to the beach to finish up my book!
Peter and Paul ended up coming this past week from Tuesday until Friday! We got southern biscuit sandwiches, played Trivia, went to Top Golf, went to the zoo, got dinner at the pier, and went to Virginia Beach waterfront so it was fun to entertain them. I did about 4-5 miles every day that they were here.
On Saturday I ran 17 miles!! The last 4 miles were really difficult but it helped knowing that Lauren had completed it the day before. Training has been so much better knowing that she is going through it too! I have been freezing a Gatorade the night before my run and then sitting down with it once I finish running the next day. It’s slushy-Gatorade perfection.
Ian and I got Taste sandwiches later in the afternoon and then went to the movies to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. (Popcorn and a milkshake was necessary after that run!!!)
Yesterday I ran 3 slow miles and then Ian and I played tennis for about an hour and a half. It was HOT on the courts.
Then I went to the library and got my last two books before school begins- I started Normal People and it is really good so far!
Back to routines and middle schoolers for me- I did so much this summer and relaxed too, so I think I’m ready to tackle this year!