Hey ya’ll! (<- I am totally allowed to say that again, now that I am back down south.)
Although I am technically “on vacation”, I still plan to check in and share meals, workouts, pictures, and everyday musings as much as I can. Today I am posting from Jacksonville Beach, and am about to head back to Orlando after an eventful few days of visiting friends and family up here!
First things first, I have to make a quick shout out to my mom who had a birthday Saturday. She turned the big 5-9, and I am sharing this with you because I am so, so proud of her.
Before Scott and I moved up north, I would often meet her for a run outside on the weekends. She completed the same 10 week training program for her first half marathon as us, ran one the same day us us, and since then has raced another one on her own!
I also ran my first 10K with her last year, and the two of us continue to encourage each other to keep running and racing via phone calls, text messages and pictures.
Before I even got into town Friday afternoon, the two of us already planned how we going to spend the start of her birthday… running! To honor her 59th, we decided about half way through to go for six miles: 5.9 for her age, and an extra o.1 for good luck!
We made it through in justtttt under an hour (59:48) at a 9:58 min/mile pace. It was a bit slower than my usual time, but I was completely okay adapting to the birthday girl’s instead.
Florida is exactly how I remember it: hot and humid! Since my arrival, it has rained off and on, and we had some serious wind and storms up in Jacksonville.
Even so, it is nice to be home and be able to run around the neighborhood and lake I grew up at. (Oh hey, palm trees!)
Spring 2013 Running + Workout Playlist
Before leaving, I put together a new running/workout playlist to enjoy here and thought you might like it too. Like most of them, it is filled with hit songs I can’t get out of my head lately, and ends with a slow tune to remind you to include a cool down and stretch. <- No skipping allowed.
I put my playlists together using playlist.com, and it is a great (and free) tool to be able to use and share full song previews with you. Go on and give it a listen!
If that fancy schmancy player doesn’t work for you, try clicking here instead. Also, that voice over ad that sneakily pops into the first song a few times only happens during that song, promise.
Okay kids, time for me to pack up and get read to hit the road. I am looking forward using this batch of music later on when I visit my mom’s gym in Orlando today. I plan to soak as much quality time in as I can… workouts included.
Have a great start to your week!
Recent HWG Playlists