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Farewell Front Burner

And I just ate a giant bowl of frozen yogurt from TCBY for dinner tonight. Oh and a piece of toast when I got home because it just seemed like the right thing to do. Don’t worry, there was an occasion (albeit a bittersweet one) for this.

A big group of Charlotte-area bloggers met up for a frozen yogurt send-off for Emily and her husband Casey. They are moving to DC on Friday.

Top L to R: Brittney, Ann, Jen, Kelly, Jen, Lori, and Emily
Bottom:  Brittany, Michelle, Diana, Caitlin (Thanks for the photo, Caitlin!)

I am going to miss Emily – especially seeing her at yoga. 🙁 Luckily, I will see her again soon when I’m in DC to run the Marine Corps Marathon (Emily is running it too!) and also in December when she comes down for Thunder Road. We are also all dreaming of a destination relay race someday too!

I know I’ve mentioned this before but we are so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing network of healthy living bloggers here in Charlotte. These women are beautiful, smart and inspirational!

Pre-frozen yogurt dinner I knocked out a six mile run.

All I could think about all day today at work was how much I wanted to run (hooray!). The second I got home I was in my running clothes and out the door. I ran six miles in 53:23 – just at an 8:55ish pace for the run.

All I could think about the whole time was that I was running at my target race pace and how it felt. It felt like it might be a teeny bit challenging to maintain for 26.2 miles but I still have eight weeks of training left. Thank goodness for the tempo and speed work I’ve been doing – it’s really helped me step it up in the speed department!

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Diana September 1, 2010, 10:33 pm

    Nice meeting you tonight! 🙂

  • Emily @ The Front Burner Blog September 1, 2010, 10:35 pm

    I will miss you more! Take care of Tanner for me. 🙂

  • runnerstrials September 2, 2010, 9:45 am

    We must do a relay race!

    How did you run that fast in the heat? Great job! I need to run with you more so you can teach me 🙂

    • Jen September 2, 2010, 9:55 am

      Seriously Jen, I credit all the hot yoga for my ability to run in the heat.

      And YES we must make this relay happen!!!

  • Pure2Raw Twins September 2, 2010, 10:18 am

    It was a pleasure meeting you last night! I look forward to hanging out more 🙂
    I hope you have a great day!

    Pure2raw twin

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 2, 2010, 10:38 am

    Great meeting you!!

    And I hope TCBY is an acceptable dinner, since it was mine as well 🙂

  • Puppy Dog Tales September 2, 2010, 12:46 pm

    I’m totally impressed with your running time. I would love to run an 8-ish minute mile…and actually maintain it. 🙂

  • Brandon September 2, 2010, 3:14 pm

    Is that a watch or a small house on your wrist? Dang that thing is even bigger in pics than in real life!

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