This morning I met up with my running buddy, Kim, for a long run on the Dora and New River Trails. We did 6 miles and I really struggled today. I think a big part of that was that I did speedwork last night, and I’ve never done speedwork the night before a long run. I guess it’s good to learn to run on tired legs before my first full marathon this November. Fortunately, but unfortunately, Kim was also having a rough day. Fortunately because that means I wasn’t slowing us down. Unfortunately because it’s no fun that she was also having a tough time today. Either way we got it done.
My car, whom I call “Hey Car”, claimed it was 60 degrees at the start of our run. It felt much warmer than this, most likely because of the humidity. At the end of our run it had already warmed up to 79 degrees! Hot hot hot.
Shortly after I got cleaned up from my long run and had some breakfast, I headed up to Blacksburg to visit my best friend, Laura, who was in town visiting for the weekend. It was great to see her!
Funny story about the matching sunglasses: I bought mine yesterday on a whim while I was out shopping. She bought hers 5 days ago. Neither of us knew the other one had a pair until we saw each other today. That’s the norm for us. I like them because I feel like a state trooper while wearing them 🙂
Our friend Jackie was also down visiting for the weekend. We decided she needed to get a pair of aviator sunglasses, too, so we hit up Wal-Mart after having lunch at Macado’s. Here is our “Top Gun” pose:
Say hello to Goose, Maverick, and Ice Man! Once the picture-taking shenanigans were over we hung out for a bit, watched the movie “No Strings Attached” (which by the way is a very funny and cute movie in my opinion), and then headed downtown for some drinks.
We hung out at a bar called Hokie House with a bunch of other friends for a few hours and then I hit the road for home, about 20 minutes past my bedtime. It was a great day with old friends, though, and I’m so glad I got to visit with them all day!
If you ran or worked out today, how did it go?
Have you ever seen the movie “No Strings Attached”?
Do you keep in touch with college friends? How often do you get to see “old” friends?