Never go to bed on a full stomach. I must have consumed enough food to make an NFL coach proud. Between hubby's snoring, my achy knees and full tummy I got zero sleep. After hubby left for the temple at 5:30 am. I got up to do the laundry (my running clothes were all dirty), ate breakfast, went to take care of my elderly neighbor, then drove to the parkway at West Jordan.
I was SOOO HAPPY to see Kathie waiting there. It was windy and we had the tail wind for the first 3 miles then turn around back to the parking lot where we were to meet Teena. It was so fun chatting w/ Kathie the miles just flew. We went south for another mile and turn around back to the parking (8 miles) where Teena has arrived. The three of us went north again with "wind beneath our wings". Andy should be so proud of his harems as we dedicated fond memories of him at each "mile marker".
We got back to the parking lot at mile 17.25 and bid Katie goodbye. THANKS Kathie for waiting so late to come and run with me (us). You made the miles fun and fast! Teena had already run over 19 miles since she ran 10 FAST miles earlier with JohnnyV. It was SO GOOD and SWEET of her to stay and run with me for 4.75 more. We decided to head south with the head wind so we'll have tail wind for our last couple miles. She encouraged me along and when she said "6 more minutes", I got pumped thinking: "hey I can suffer for 6 minutes" so picked up the pace to a satisfying finish!
Gu at mile 10 and 17 and drank about 21 oz. Had a can of slimfast on the drive home. 22 miles in 3:18:50. AP: 9:02. I'm very happy with this AP. Here are the splits (for Kathie as her Garmin got messed up). You can tell when we had the tail wind and when we had the head wind. 8:58, 8:51, 8:49, 9:07, 9:30, 9:25, 9:29, 8:59, 8:28, 8:35, 8:43, 8:50, 8:51, 9:31, 9:18, 9:33, 9:18, 9:23, 9:19, 8:51, 8:42, 7:59.
THANKS KATHIE & TEENA FOR THE BEST LONG RUN EVER EVER EVER!!!
Off to dinner with the Stake presidency!