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Atlanta Long Run

We arrived at my parent’s house in Atlanta around 9:30 last night and this was waiting on us.

My parents picked up a pizza and salad for us from Grant Central Pizza. Perfect late night dinner after four hours in the car.

And then this happened and Brandon tried to document it but my camera was on food macro setting so the picture is blurry.

I might have snuck a tiny piece of peach pie. 😉

I was up and fueling for my long run at 7 a.m. this morning.

Breakfast number one was a piece of toast with Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter. My staple pre-long run breakfast.

And then I hit the road for a hilly and humid 12 miles. People are always surprised to hear that Atlanta is extremely hilly – much more so than Charlotte. It was definitely an extra challenge today. And although the temperatures were pleasant (upper 70s) the humidity was almost 90 percent. My clothes were completely drenched when I got back. Overall, it was a great run though. I ate a Vanilla GU at mile 6 that gave me a great pick me up. I felt strong and maintained a nice pace for the duration of the run.

12 miles in 1:55:03 – a 9:35 pace. I was so happy to have 12 miles done with minimal pain!

I got crazy with the yoga stretching on the front porch. It felt sooo good to stretch my tired legs.

Down dog.

Figure four – awesome hip stretch!

Forward fold with a shoulder opener.

After I showered it was time for breakfast number two. My mom was so sweet to pick up some local Atlanta Fresh Greek Yogurt for me to try.

I had the peach ginger flavor and it was awesome. So creamy and flavorful. I topped it with Nature’s Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch and a fresh South Carolina peach.

Yum!

We have places to go, friends and cute babies to see and Braves to cheer on. Happy Saturday friends! 😀

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Melanie August 14, 2010, 12:58 pm

    You are awesome and inspiring!

  • 2
    ellisa August 14, 2010, 4:51 pm

    i second Melanie’s comment 🙂

  • 3
    runnerstrials August 16, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Great job on your long run! I completely agree that Atl is hillier than Clt. Though in the 3 years we lived there, I pretty much stuck to a flat trail b/c I’m lazy like that 😉

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