Thursday, September 2, 2010

Running With Friends

The best runs....

...are those that you share with friends.

Yesterday evening, Steph and I went on a long run. We didn't leave my place until 7:30 or 7:45, and we got back close to 9 pm! As you east coasters know, it gets dark around 8 pm so for the last half of our run we were in the dark.

"Gosh it's dark!"
"Should we get on the sidewalk or something?"
"Next time I'll wear my light-up hat!"

We safely made it back to my place and I will do my best to recap our stats:

1. My Garmin was taking a while to "warm up" so I didn't actually start it until we had been running 10 minutes or so. I also stopped it when we took a walk break, so although my Garmin says 47 minutes and 41 seconds, we were gone 1 hour+.

2. Our distance (according to the Garmin) was 4.67 miles - which does not include our first 10 minutes or our walk we probably completed around 5.5 miles.

Whatever our time was, and whatever our distance was, we maintained a steady pace AND steady conversation so it was a success.

We were tired afterwards though and needed water STAT:

But we were happy with how long we'd been out:

I wasn't extremely hungry, but I knew I had to eat something so I settled on a Green Monster. I busted out my foam roller and rolled out my hips, thighs, and hamstrings, and then propped up my legs for a bit!

Do you have a post-run or post-workout routine that you try to follow?


  1. Sarah: you need to come running with us next time! I'm sending you an email...

  2. Hey, Rachel - I'm Rachel too. I found you from HLB and wanted to say hello because I am also in Louisville! I'm really excited about finding other people in the area! Look forward to reading more =)

  3. Hi Rachel! Thanks for reading. I can't wait to check out your blog too!