I can’t believe it’s already Sunday night! This weekend went by so fast – but at least, tomorrow is a holiday!
On Saturday, I tried a new route and got 5+ miles in. Since I haven’t ran since Tuesday, my legs felt a little stiff and it was hard to get into gear. Once I hit mile 3, I felt much better. I zoomed for the rest of the way and got home just before it was starting to get even hotter.
I had plans to go to LA and see some friends later in the afternoon, so after my run I wanted to relax as much as possible. I did all of my errands and by 10am, I was clean and back in bed. I decided to watch some Pretty Little Liars so I started from season 1 because why not?
I was meeting up with my friends at this restaurant called Bottega Louie in downtown LA. It’s a fancy restaurant that specializes in desserts, specifically macarons. However, they have good brunch and dinners as well. My friends and I ordered two pizzas that we shared, as well as BL’s famous Portobello fries – which weren’t really fries, but rather slices of portobello mushroom dipped in batter. The fries were SO yummy, by the way. I recommend the oh so flaky goodness!
For dessert, my friends and I were down to get a box of the famous macarons to try them out – but once my friend mentioned there was a Sprinkles cupcakery nearby, I actually opted out of getting the (really expensive) box of macarons and got a box of my all time favorite cupcakes ever! I will add that they seemed more worth it to me! If you haven’t tried Sprinkles cupcakes before, I HIGHLY recommend them, especially if you’re a sweet tooth!
Seeing as Saturday night involved a lot of me getting some good eats, Sunday was the day to run them off. I started the day early; I can notice that the sun is starting to rise later and later. HA. Goodbye, summer! I’m so ready for Fall to come.
I ended up running 9 miles, and in really good time! I finished at 1:42:45. If I kept going for an even 10 miles, I would’ve been about 5 minutes faster than my time last week! My pace per mile during this run was also really consistent. I think I’m getting the hang of this long run thing! Next week, I’m going to go slow and steady for an 11-miler. My goal now is to reach 13 miles by the third weekend of September!
I hope that everyone’s having a great long weekend so far! Did you run the weekend, or did the weekend run you?
Till next time,