On Wednesday, April 9, my dear friend Chelsey texted me asking if I wanted to run with her that afternoon in Bellevue. I've never run with another friend before (except for my first half marathon), but I jumped at the opportunity to catch up and work out at the same time!
We set off at a moderate pace, and fell into about a 10 min/mile. I'm not used to talking and running, so I was really winded and worn out the whole time! It was a great workout!
The only negative thing was that though I had my Nike Plus going, I didn't have my headphones in since we would be chatting the whole way. So, there was no easy pause button available to me when we had to wait for stoplights. (Edit: Nike+ just updated their app to automatically pause when you do, so I missed the update by a few days! Oh well.)
Afterwards, we got home, met up with JW, and went to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen with Chelsey's husband Aaron. We took a few pictures beforehand.
|Yay for new running friends!|
|We saw this duck just chilling out in front of CPK and thought it was hilarious.|
So he somewhat begrudgingly joined me :)
I'm very surprised by our pace! Usually JW runs 11 minute miles on the treadmill but I was kind of pushing him to go a little faster. I think everybody goes a little faster off the treadmill, anyways. We ran two laps around the track and pointed out all the cute dogs along the way :)
|After! We look a little tired.|
It wasn't mixed very well, so after we came home, I made my own little latte by just adding some milk. It made it much better!
All in all, I think I like running with friends! It makes the time pass by quickly and the added conversation makes the workout that much harder, haha. Plus I get to catch up and exercise at the same time - time saver, boom!
Back to wedding planning! Just under 20 days to go.. ahhh!!!