And then we went to the running store. It's practically a rule now: run on Saturday, then check out the running store for anything we might need, LOL. I bought a pair of Yankz, which are an elastic shoelace system that I'm hoping will keep me from having to constantly stop and retighten my laces (it's not that they always come untied, but they loosen up overall, and I have to snug everything up to get the shoe feeling like it's connected to my foot, if that makes sense). I'll let you know how they work out after a few runs in them.
Monday dawned a gloriously cool 64 degrees. Erica came over to run with me, and I swear, it felt like I was floating. Considering that the previous Monday, I ran after 7 miles with my legs feeling like lead, this was an entirely different sensation...and one that I could get used to. Of course, I know it was just a tease, as it's too early for the cool temperatures to stick around, but it was wonderful.
Yesterday, since it still was coolish, Jenny and I ran after she got her kids off to school - I haven't started a run after 6:00 am in months, but there we were, at 7:45, running in daylight! We ran a mile and then I talked her into doing hill repeats. I don't know what I was thinking - they are still hard! But we did 8 of them, bam!
Thursday is another run with Erica, and then...dun dun duhhhhh...8 miles on Saturday. Cue horror movie shriek!