Today I invited all my running girls over to do a loop leaving from my house (just over 9 miles) and returning for a little brunch. I planned to do 3 miles and head back home to get all the food ready. Barb and Michelle did the full 9 mile loop.
|A little scary of me|
Tracey, Charlene, and Lisa started from Tracey's house, adding on 3 miles for a total of 12 (both Charlene's and Lisa's longest run to date).
I did 4 workouts this week including 2 CrossFit workouts. Of course, my legs were sore. The thing is, my legs feel great on a flat, but those are few and far between around here. I REALLY struggle up the hills.
I immediately fell behind the other girls, but Lisa and Charlene kept with me. I accidentally left my Garmin in bike mode, which was actually a good thing because calculating pace while running isn't my strong suit.
I just tried to run as hard as I could, but I'll admit there were plenty of times I just wanted to give up or walk . George was coming to pick me up a half hour after I left and I swear he didn't come soon enough. I got in exactly 3.00 miles and George's car gloriously appeared.
I hopped in and waved goodbye to the girls.
And headed back home to prepare the food.
Mile 1: 10:47
Mile 2: 10:11 (Woo hoo that seems so speedy now. Lots of downhill.)
Mile 3: 10:46
I love, love, love entertaining at my house, but I don't do it as often as I would like. I love seeing people happy and feeding them food. So I promised the girls a yummy brunch with mimosas.
I hope I didn't disappoint.
We had croissants, muffins, donuts, fruit, peach french toast casserole, cheesy potatoes....
Eggs (with cheese and mushrooms), bacon and ham. I think I may have overdone it a little, but when do I not? The reason I like hosting brunch, however, is because it's so easy. It looks like a lot of effort, but it's simple.
We hung out talking for over two hours. The time flew by and I really enjoyed having all the girls over. I wish we could make this a weekly event, but maybe we'll just have to settle for quarterly. Girls, what say you?
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