For some reason - the second-to-last mile is always my most difficult. It always seems the looooongest to me. I'm always happy to see mile marker number 1 on my way back. Then, I know I've conquered the run and I'm in the home stretch. Only to have that dreaded, mongo hill yet in frontn of me. I played Katy Perry's Roar twice and picked up pace and totally blew that hill out of the water and sped to the parking lot (at least I FELT like I was flying!).
We passed a few people a couple of times, with our multi-loop run this morning. It was fun seeing people putting in the miles today. Such a beautiful morning to be outside. We even ran into Angela three times. She caught up with us while we were stretching on the picnic table in Cottage Grove. She reads RDM and it was fun getting to know her a bit. She's training for Tyranena Half in November. I am going to hook her up with some of my clients that run the same pace. It's always funny meeting someone that reads my blog - knows all about me, my life story, my running, my divorce, my wedding. It's fun knowing that other runners, mothers, bloggers actually read my words.