i love bloggers

finally i was home for an entire weekend!  after being gone for 4 weekends in a row it was REALLY great to be home AND i had a weekend full of blogger meet ups – so fun!

friday after work i got in my run since i failed to get out of bed on friday morning after being up all night with a sick puppy :(

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i had not the best day on friday at work, so i was happy to be running once i got off.  my legs were a little bit sore from track on wednesday but once i got running they felt great.  i totally zoned out, listened to my music and just let myself run.  i love these runs when the pace feels effortless and you can just let out the frustrations of the day.

6.0 miles/49:06/8:11 avg pace

saturday i had plans to meet up with jolynn at her favorite trail!  i was so excited to be breaking out my trail shoes for the first time in way too long.  i woke up really early again from the sickie and just stayed awake.  i got ready, took kylie on a long walk (which was SO nice, i forgot how nice it is to just walk – must remember this!), then loaded up emma in the car to take her with me.  we met at 8am and were off into the hills!

it was a beautiful day, perfect temps and the sun was shining.  emma had a BLAST.  she loves loves trail running and i will definitely be taking her with me again very soon.  she would run ahead of us and always come back to check where we were, didn’t leave a stream untouched and just had a happy look on her face the entire time.

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she saw lots of cows and at first was a little hesitant.  all the hair on her back was standing straight up, but by the end she was barking at them to move out of our way, and they did.  it was so cute.  she stood there like i am the boss of you cows!

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i had a great time chatting with jolynn and just enjoying being outside with her.  i wore my nathan pack for the first time since i wanted to make sure i had enough water for emma too (review to come soon!) and was VERY happy with it.  the almost 7 miles flew by so fast and before i knew it we were back at the car.  we had coffee and chatted some more and then said our goodbyes for the day. can’t wait for next time! 

sunday i had set up a blogger meet up since the chic runner danica was in town!  there were a couple of cancellations at the last minute, but we still had a nice turnout.  it was another great california day to be out running.

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note to self: this is the second time i took a not-the-best blogger photo…
i know you hate looking at pics right after but really, just check them next time
so you can make sure not to screw up the picture, thanks.

i had 10 miles planned and felt pretty good from the get go.  i realized i was running a really good pace around mile 3 and hoped i could keep it up.  the first 5 miles are at a slight decline (you really don’t even know its there until you turn around to come back) so i knew the second 5 miles would be a little tougher.  i took a gu around mile 5 and headed back to the start.  i was still feeling really good and knew i would be really happy if i could negative split this run and i did!  it felt good to push it a little and just zone out again.  my legs are feeling great this week.    

first 5: 42:00/8:24 avg
second 5: 41:04/8:13 avg
total: 10.0 miles/1:23:04/8:18 avg

that makes 40.4 miles this week!

i met up with the rest of the girls at peets and we had coffee and sat and chatted about (i’ll give you one guess), um running.  it was nice to see the girls again and also meet a new friend!  another successful meet up :)

i spent the rest of the afternoon running errands and helping chris with the yard work.  it was a really nice day out and i was enjoying being outside.  in totally random news, we have had a nest in our backyard for a while now and it finally has babies!  i was VERY excited to see them.

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hope you all had a great weekend!

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34 Responses to i love bloggers

  1. Jo Lynn May 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    That is so cool you have a nest. I love when birds trust me enough to build a house on mine!
    Thanks for coming out to my neck of the woods. It was great spending the morning with you and Emma. She was such a good trail runner. I'm glad she and Boomer got along too. I hope to see you again soon. ;)
    P.S. I have some cute pictures – I'll put them on my blog probably tomorrow morning.

  2. Meg May 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    It sounds like you had the perfect weekend, yipee! Your babies are very cute, by the way.

  3. Chic Runner May 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    M told us about the nest and we all squealed. :) Glad you got in your yardwork and your run was awesome. Thanks again for organizing everything! :) It was a blast hanging out per usual and I'll see you up in July for SFM <3

  4. J May 24, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    Wow you have really been killing those runs with some awesome paces! great job! The trail run sounded fun especially for Emma!

  5. Marlene May 24, 2010 at 4:24 am #

    What a fun run/blog-filled weekend! Great job on the miles.

  6. Katie May 24, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    that's hilarious, about emma and the cows! get out of my way, cows! :) glad you had a good weekend of running!

  7. onelittletrigirl May 24, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    I say this all the time, but I love love love your doggies!!!

  8. Em May 24, 2010 at 6:10 am #

    40 miles in a week?! Woah you go girl :)

  9. marathonmaiden May 24, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    stellar running lately girl! and bloggy meet ups are so much fun. hinthint ;)

  10. Katie A. May 24, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Very nice running weekend! Way to rock them!
    Sad I missed you all! Next time, I swear!

  11. eatreadrun.com May 24, 2010 at 7:04 am #

    I love blogger meet-ups! And I soo wish I had a dog to take running with me. It sounds like Emma must be the cutest when you're running. Nice job on the great runs!

  12. eatreadrun.com May 24, 2010 at 7:04 am #

    I love blogger meet-ups! And I soo wish I had a dog to take running with me. It sounds like Emma must be the cutest when you're running. Nice job on the great runs!

  13. RunningLaur May 24, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    Such a great weekend – good friends and good running! Sounds like a perfect time!

  14. Kristen May 24, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    I bet it was nice to be home! I love being on the go but sometimes it is just nice to have a weekend at home.

    Such fun runs for the weekend!

  15. Page May 24, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    So great to see you this weekend and way to go on the awesome runs!

  16. Jamie May 24, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    What a great weekend! I hope your pup is feeling better though!

  17. Denise May 24, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    another great week of running in the books!!

    hope the pup is feeling better.

  18. misszippy May 24, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    How fun that you get to meet all these fellow bloggers! And I know what you mean about being home. I had 3 trips in 4 weeks and I was so excited to be home this weekend!!

  19. Jon Gilchrist May 24, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    great job on the negative split….sweet job…

  20. Marathon Maritza May 24, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Yay for running friends! ♥

    You had an awesome week this week, girl! Keep it up, you are keeping a very strong base!

    I love the birdie pic…you can totally see the babies when you click on it to see it in large format. ♥

  21. X-Country2 May 24, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Awesome job on the miles. Adorable nest too. :o)

  22. Running and living May 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    That pic is great, everyone looks good:) You are keeping a nice base, that's what I am trying to do too! Great job!

  23. lindsay May 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    man 40 miles. you are really beasting it lately with your runs this year! :) i need to step up!

    jealous of the runs with friends, and sounds like emma will make a great cow-herder if you ever have to put her to work!

  24. Heather May 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    what a fun weekend! Nice runs in there too.

  25. The Laminator May 25, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    Blogger meetups are so much fun. Congrats. Glad you enjoyed your run with your peeps!

  26. Adam May 25, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Hooray group run!!!!

    So, I'm not going to lie – if I had a next in my yard, I would probably try to move it or something.

  27. D10 May 25, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Nice weekend. Hope Kylie is feeling better. You CA ladies make me jealous with all your fun running meetups; very cool.

    Oh and you make running 40 miles sound so easy. Nice job Aron!!

  28. Amanda - RunToTheFinish May 25, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    man I understand with all the traveling, suddenly home starts really feeling wonderful.

    you do have some super great bloggies out there

  29. seejessrun May 25, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    Awww baby birds!

  30. runnernic.com May 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    I hope Kylie is doing better! You girls look so cute in your picture! yay for bloggie runner meet ups! so jealous! i love baby birdys too! so precious!

  31. Mica May 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I'm jealous of your fun group runs!! If I'm ever speedy AND in CA, I'll have to look you ladies up.

    Hope Kylie feels better. And I love Emma's happy smile.

  32. AppleC May 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    You got some great running in. I didn't realize Emma was able to go with you on your longer runs? What a good dog.

    Really wish bloggers would come to Utica it would be so fun to have a meet up.

  33. ShirleyPerly May 26, 2010 at 4:47 am #

    Feel free to bring you and your blogger friends to Orlando to run with me! I still have to do occasional long runs and would love some company. Maybe the heat & humidity wouldn't seem so bad …

    Hope your baby is feeling better. Cool about the nest!

  34. RoadBunner May 27, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Thank you SO much for organizing again!! Always so much fun :) I wish you ladies lived closer so I could come out to run more often.

    Emma needs a little trail running vest :)

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