Long run- it was my longest run since Nov 15 and my first run of more than 10 miles in a month. Paul and I did the Youngward loop with a bit added on so I could get 40 miles this week. Normal amount of chattiness for he and I, though I was breathing hard. My legs were pretty tired by the end, as expected. But I made it- it's nice to have enough fitness that I can take 2 months off and then just get up and run a half marathon distance (run, not race).
I got 3 running related Christmas gifts this year from my lovely wife, and I used 2 of them for the first time today- fleece headband/earwarmer, and a Garmin 205! What a great wife! I'm sure I will enjoy the Garmin. Unfortunately, I somehow stopped it mid run today so cut out 3 miles. But per Paul's garmin, we did 13 miles at 7:30 pace. I have to comment on how most of my runs this week on a treadmill feel harder at 7:30 or even 8:00 pace for 6-8 miles than it does to run 7:30 pace for 13 miles on the roads. I really struggle to run fast on treadmills.
Now it is off to an adult's pinewood derby, then watch NFL football!