One thing I really love about having my blog is that it holds me accountable.
I asked you yesterday to make sure that I ran my second weekday run outdoors. No treadmill for this lady.
Well today, I moved around my work outs while the weather and my schedule was open and squeezed that outdoor run in. I didn’t want to disappoint you guys, or myself. So let’s all have a big collective high five here!
Workout of the Day: 5, hilly, outdoor miles.
A tough, but beautiful run.
I left directly from my office, and ran up to Crown Hill Park.
When I say up, I mean up. Literally, all uphill for about 1.5 miles until I hit the park.
The park has a trail that loops around a lake with absolutely BEAUTIFUL mountain views. It was a little under a mile and a half of breath taking views that made the run up hill totally worth it.
Knowing that this park is less than 2 miles from my office makes me thing this loop could be a regular occurrence.
5 incredibly hilly miles done at under a 930 pace. I am OK with that considering the speed work I had yesterday.
I may have been so speedy because I had inspiration at the end of the line.
That’s right. Zach was waiting for me to finish at our favorite local spot: Denver Brew Co. I enjoyed a seasonal peach ale that hit the spot after a warm 5 miles.
Who am I kidding? Zach was willing to be seen in public with me after a baby wipe bath. That is true love.
I started out with a Malbec, to continue the date night fun and celebration of completing my afternoon run.
Zach and I have been to Paris multiple times and always love it. Tonight was our first time sitting in the back bar — and we really enjoyed it. It had a very speak-easy vibe to it that we appreciate.
We started out meal with a greek salad that we shared
And for my entree I went with the club and a side of fruit, with mustard in stead of mayo.
The sandwich was huge (and yes, I’ve had sandwiches for dinner 3 days in a row now. Not the healthiest options, but it’s all about balance), but I got dinner and now Zach gets a lunch out of the deal. Win – win.
Overall it was a perfect afternoon, and perfect date night. And I didn’t even have to shower (I know, that’s gross).
Question of the Night: Have you ever gone out post work out with out showering?
Umm…too many times.