Where do I begin? We were up and at 'em early. Got the babysitter in the door and settled, and headed out for our group meeting spot. We got about 3/4 of the way there when I looked around the car and realized Gwen (the Garmin) had been left on the kitchen counter. Not to worry, the 'handy runner' app on the cell phone is not quite as handy as the watch, but it will do the trick.
We arrive at the meeting point with a few minutes to spare, so I opt to take a little walk to the facilities for a pre-run potty stop. The facilities were locked. Not to worry, there are plenty of biffys along the trail.
I get back to where everyone is gathering, and my beloved running buddy asks me, "How much do you love me?". In our relationship, this is never a good conversation starter. Turns out he had locked the keys in the car. Grroan. Again, however, not to worry, because we have THE best neighbors on planet earth. Made a quick phone call and made arrangements for fab neighbor Peggy to meet us when we were finished with our spare key. Peggy ROCKS!
So...after all that, we were not exactly in the best frame of mind to start this run. However, once we got going, this was a great run. A definite perk of all that Wednesday sprint and hill work is that it makes the Saturday long runs feeI positively dreamy. I have not yet worked up the nerve to try a Gu type product, and it caught up with me a bit today... I was really hungry by the end.
All in all, a great run.