I chased the sun and finally it came.
Into Virginia (see the monuments peeking from across the river?)Back to DC.Through the park.
And finally, home.I couldn’t decide whether I should do 11 or 12 miles today so I compromised at exactly 11.5. I think having a Garmin can make you a little meticulous when it comes to counting miles, but the pace and elevation data is really useful. For example, I am still well aware that I suck at maintaining a solid pace when I hit a hill.
I’m not expecting to fly up hills, but it’d be nice if I could get up them a little quicker. I’ve been battling with improving on hills for a while and haven’t really seen any results, so maybe I’ll just accept my uphill defeat and move on with life. This article, though, gives a few tips I hadn’t come across yet or had forgotten — shortening your stride, staying upright, staying consistent, and remembering that hill work is a form of speed work and strength training.
In other news, not going out to eat for Lent has turned Anthony and I into gourmet chefs.
Not really though. Because the great thing about tacos is you don’t need to be a culinary genius to make them delicious.
We held out fiesta in front of the TV while watching Anna Karenina. The movie was everything I expected: gorgeous costumes, artistically shot; but, of course, depressing and not nearly as in-depth as the book. Still, I’d give it a B!
- What’s the last movie you saw?
- Tips on conquering hills?
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