First day of spring, you are LONG OVERDUE.
I celebrated this morning with a tempo run in the sun. And in the wind, but whatever. I tried to find the flattest route possible, but after living in pancake Indiana for the past year and a half, I had forgotten how hilly the roads around my house are. The flattest place I could think of was a nearby neighborhood loop that I shockingly discovered was a series of rolling hills. (who put those hills there??) Seven miles total with the middle four at 7:50-8:10 pace.
And then my dad and I had a father-daughter afternoon at Costco and our local running store (food and running, our two favorites!), where I bought these shiny new kicks! (at the running store, not Costco)
After my new shoes photoshoot, I persuaded my dad to have a photoshoot with the award he got in the mail today–his USAT All-American Honors! For those of us who aren’t triathlon savvy, All-American ranking is given to the top 10% in each age group who have completed at least 3 USAT-sanctioned triathlons (right Dad?). Congrats, Dad! You rock!
I made dinner for my fam in the typical Karen & Ryan fashion: dump a bunch of healthy things in a pan and stir them together. Tonight it was a red, yellow, & orange pepper, onion & garlic, quinoa, and black beans. I also microwaved frozen corn but forgot about it and found it in the microwave at 9:30pm. It was definitely thawed.
Did you do anything outside today?