Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Running Buddy!

After a bit of a lie in this morning to recover from last night's Christmas party (more on that later), I opened up my trusty laptop to check the weather and look at what I found:

Yes. You're seeing that right. Out of nowhere it is apparently Fall again in Avignon. This weekend with Judith we were freezing (literally 33ºish plus wind) and then today BAM! it almost feels summery. As such, it was a PERFECT day for a run and to get out of the house. My friend Helen and I have been trying to get together and start running and today turned out to be the perfect day. Since this was our first time running together (and I'm still a bit out of shape after my month off), we aimed for a nice 3-mile run and here were our stats:

I'm really pleased with that since my HR was up pretty high and we still managed to enjoy ourselves. We also stopped to take some photos to show how pretty it was (and prove that it was tank top weather... see? I had to take off my long sleeved shirt!)

This is a view of one of the paths I run on from the bridge above. Yay riverside running :)

We're planning on running again on Friday (and possibly again Sunday). We both run at around the same pace, so 3x a week W/F/Sun seems like a great idea and we can build up more mileage together. Operation get me out of my apartment and stay on track with WW seems to be going smoothly for the most part! :)


Tricia said...

great run!

Christina said...

Jeez, Louise, isn't it distracting to run somewhere so beautiful? Love the pics! Great job getting out there and running again! You look so tiny, by the way. :)

Anonymous said...

Looking and sounding good!!