Okay without further delay the winner of the vegan cookbook is.......
T! I've emailed her and as long as she gets back with me soon the book is hers!
I conquered a solo eight mile run Friday morning. My running partner was out of town and I knew I could do it, even though my head was not in it. Physically I was feeling fine. Mentally I wasn't looking forward to almost and hour and a half of solitude.
You get used to having someone to log the miles with. When I first began running, I was always by myself. I honestly don't think I have ever been that determined in my entire life. I was going to run those three miles if it killed me. That was something that I needed to accomplish on my own. I didn't have any friends who ran. I was also too intimidated to run with the very few people I knew of that were runners. It took me a long long time to build up enough base to run with Phyllis. I like that our pace is about the same, that our schedules our pretty flexible, and that we never run out of things to talk about. Not having Phyllis on a run is like forgetting my Garmin or my water. She is kind of like a talisman now.
I made it through the 8.06 miles in 1:19:19. I just shut down my brain, tuned into the music, and pounded the pavement. I attempted a hill that was so steep and so long that your knees nearly hit your chin. I walked twice on that sucker... and I never...ever...walk hills. I'm going to try it again soon, because its just a hill and I might as well get over it.
Another giveaway coming soon!