Hi and happy Sunday!

So technically my marathon training should begin tomorrow and my first long run wouldn’t be until next Sunday I started a week early because I know I’m going to have some vacations and wanted to have some cushion in my schedule.

I went out for 7 miles and while I didn’t get an early start (I think it was about 10am when I finally got my butt in gear) the heat didn’t bother me like it has during some of my recent runs.

awkward foot twist happening !

Getting ready to start…killing time taking self-timer shots while waiting on Garmin to find the darn satellite. Awkward foot twist happening!

I made a pitstop at my parents’ house twice. They’re on vacation and I needed to get the soaker hose set up to irrigate their garden. I left it going for an hour or so (basically miles 1.5 to 6.5) and then on my way back I shut the water and picked some veggies (zucchini, peppers, lettuce, basil and mint)! Oh and I saw they had some Coca Cola in the fridge. I was SO thirsty and it really hit the spot.

Refreshing swig of Coca Cola!

Refreshing swig of Coca Cola! I’m not good at the mirror camera phone shots. I never know where i should be looking =)

Zucchini and pepper

Zucchini and pepper

Lettuce and basil!

Lettuce and basil!

7 miles slow and easy

7 miles slow and easy

I already sauteéd the zucchini and pepper with the fresh basil and some olive oil and ate it for my post-run meal. I added some left over boiled potato and a grilled chicken cutlet along with some italian seasoned breadcrumbs and boy was it yummy!

IMG_6865Yesterday I worked. I took photos at a Bat Mitzvah for a friend’s daughter. It was a lovely event and the restaurant was right on the water.

Taking a little break and enjoying the view while the guests are eating.

Taking a little break and enjoying the view while the guests are eating.

This is New Jersey

This is New Jersey

After I was done working I headed over to Mr. SOTSS’ house to dogsit for his boy Chester like I did last weekend. He was out with his girls for the day down at the Jersey Shore and Chester was very happy to see me because I arrived right at his dinner time! He’s so funny. He thinks he’s a lap dog. Well maybe even a parrot. He actually sat on my shoulder!

I think he is thanking me for feeding him dinner and letting him run in the yard for a few hours.

I think he is thanking me for feeding him dinner and letting him run in the yard for a few hours.

His view from my shoulder

His view from my shoulder

This is not normal =)

This is not normal =)

While I was there I made myself a frozen adult beverage.

This is my tip!

This is my tip!

And then I headed home. I’m glad I was able to help out with Chester (and actually Duncan spent the day with him too which made me feel better too) so that Mr. SOTSS could focus on his girls and their fun-filled day. And we’ll have our own fun-filled days soon..wait till you hear about our adventures planned for next weekend?!

OK well now I’m off to enjoy the rest of my day stretch and foam roll!

Are you training for any fall races? Which one(s)?

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Currently training for my first full marathon in September. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. Great 7 miler! And that adult beverage…yum!

  2. I’m training for the Steamtown Marathon in Pennsylvania in October, it’s going to be my first full!

    • Steamtown is another one of my bucket list races. I’m really excited for you for your first full. Somehow I don’t think I realized that before. WOOT WOOT!!!! Will Buddy be out there at the finish?

  3. Wow, the marathoners who train during the summer are an inspiration to me. It’s tough training in the summer. I <3 how you pull off the runner look and the chilled, relaxed weekend look too. 🙂 I <3 your beautiful curly hair too. It's really pretty. I'm not currently training for any fall races, but I am almost done training for a triathlon this Saturday. Kind of relieved that it's almost here, and kind of freaking out a little bit. Saying to myself, 'Trust God. Trust God.'

    • Thanks so much for your sweet compliments about my hair. I love my curls but boy oh boy are they a pain to manage/maintain =) Triathlon this Saturday?!!! OOOH good luck. Please comment back and let me know how it went.

  4. I’m training for the Chicago Marathon, and now that the humidity is kicking in it’s made training really rough! Why is it that of all things during a hot run, soda always sounds so good? I think it’s the bubbles. Glad I found your blog!

    • Chicago! You’ll have to tell me how it goes. I want to run it someday. I have only been to Chicago for flight layovers so I’ve never left the airport! =) Here’s to hot humid miles and bubbly cold soda!

  5. Good luck training! My hubby is training for the Chicago Marathon this fall!

    • Awesome! Good luck to him.
      Chicago is on my bucket list. Hopefully it’ll be my fall selection one day (whenever I get lottery lucky!)

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