Because of a big Labor Day race, my Chicago Training Group didn’t have a formal training run on our schedule. This week also happened to fall on a drop week, and my long run called for 16 miles.
I ran 4 very dark solo miles.
I love that my Cocogo packets fit in my handheld sleeve! Lemon Lime kept me hydrated today. Cocogo is offering free shipping through Labor Day. AND…you can use my discount code: JENCHOOSESJOY for 10% off your order!
We had awesome zucchini muffins baked by Lauren…I love friends that bring baked goods to a run!!! I brought these little bags of granola for everyone. Apparently, food is our love language. (I’ll post the granola recipe this weekend.)
Then, I headed out to run 4 more miles. I got super lucky and ran into the Run 4 Others training group. They were kind enough to let me jump in with them and I ended up with 17 miles. I’ve said it a million times, but I feel so blessed to have this incredible run community!
I loved that today’s run was so relaxed. No set pace. No preset routes. Just great company. I don’t want every run to be loosey goosey but this was a nice reprieve. Also, when did 17 miles become my relaxed drop week?!! Progress is beautiful!
After an ice bath and shower, I propped my feet up on my porch swing in my LF Oiselle sweats. They are so comfy!!
After some rest, I went to Fleet Feet to pickup my packet for the Franklin Classic. I signed up for the 10k and 5k. With a broken toe, I won’t be speedy, but I still plan to run it for fun.
Of course I needed to buy this cute Nike pullover. It’s impossible for me to go to Fleet Feet without buying something. Who’s ready for crisp fall running?!!
We went to Costco and I couldn’t resist this black bean “pasta”. I have no idea what I’ll do with it,but curiousity got the best of me. Side note: do NOT go on a Saturday afternoon. It was a zoo.
When I got home, I had to ice my foot. It was a little cranky from my long run:( Just another reminder that I won’t be racing on Monday.
We had a Mexican dinner with the tastiest blackberry margarita!
And a slice of birthday cake from Whole Foods…just because.
And then…Lauren Fleshman favorited my tweet! I am definitely a big nerd.
I hope you’re having a super long weekend!
Have you tried Black Bean “pasta”? Let me know if you have ideas for it!
Are you a COSTCO or Sam’s Club shopper? Those stores are always crazy and stress me out.