With RnR Virginia Beach only 3 weeks away, I was starting to question if I would be able to complete it. Fortunately, today I was able to get out & run 8 miles. I definitely wasn't running at the pace I'd prefer, but since I'm still adjusting to the humidity, I'll take what I can get. I decided to explore the east side of DC and ran to the National Arboretum (which is/was on my list of places to visit) The park was perfect for running. I stayed on the paved road. I wasn't prepared to navigate the side trails, so I MUST return in the future to explore more. But I was able to enjoy the quiet and beautiful park. I wish I had run with my camera because it was truly beautiful & I wish I could share some of the views from my run. I will most certainly visit again.
I was pleased that I survived all 8 miles & came home to relax and read the NY Times. I ate my Sunday dinner at Union Pub again. I am definitely enjoying the Sunday routine I've developed.
Tomorrow will start the final phase of training before the madness starts.