i just had to post again after my run because i wanted to share a few things. actually, mainly one thing: CHECK IT!
omg, that was seriously the best post-run brunch ever. i had initially thought maybe josh and i would make french toast together after my run, but i had forgotten that he can't always read my mind, because i never told him these plans. all sweaty and tired about to pull my car out of the lot, i discovered a phone message letting me know that he was meeting a friend in raleigh at a diner to celebrate finishing his stint at wake med. at first, i was sad and figured i would just make some pb & j, but then i realized that he would still be home soon and there absolutely no reason not to make my french toast dream a reality.
and DAY-UM, he missed out. i'm sure his little diner lunch was good but -- not THIS GOOD! the chewy, warm, eggy challah bread! the fresh greek yogurt with strawberries and bananas, surrounded by lakes of pure vermont maple syrup -- seriously, it tasted illegal. it was that good. enhanced by mild hypoglycemia and a rush of endorphins, this will go down in history as maybe the best brunch ever. so i'm glad i took the time and effort to make it for myself.
run stats: 13 miles, 8:47/mi average. there was really no fast finish but just a steady pace the entire way. i did the durham tobacco trail in its entirety, all the way from the southpoint area to the downtown durham ballpark (sorry if that means nothing to you, but -- it's far!). the positive side was that it was fun to do the whole thing, but the negative was that i had no fuel or water with me so the last few miles were pretty much torture and i really couldn't pick up the pace. i think my glycogen stores are tanked up now, though!
deep thought on the run: it was a beautiful sunny day. there were some runners and bikers (MANY without helmets -- grrr) out, but compared to the mob scene at the mall the day earlier it was EMPTY. yet the path i was on is pretty, easily accessible, and FREE! why would people rather hang out at the mall? kinda sad.
i listened to an old this american life podcast and the new lily allen. i can't decide whether i love the album, but it was great for running.
plans for tonight: pizza at durham's rockwood filling station. i've read both positive and negative reviews, so i'll be interested to see for myself!