|Sugar House Park|
I had a rest day, but I went out for a walk with my friends 6 year old son. He was on his bike while I walked. I didn't bring my Garmin so I'm only estimating, but I believe we went at least a mile. When we got back we grabbed her other son and walked to 7-eleven, for another half a mile. It wasn't much, but it was something. Later that night we had barbecue and I definitely over ate. I was ready to get my long run in the next day to work off some of the food.
Today I had 10 miles on my Chicago training plan. I found a good route from my friend Megan's house. I ran 2 miles to Sugar House Park, which was basically flat, thank goodness. The elevation is tough enough so I didn't need hills to make it harder. I wasn't sure what to expect when I made it to the park but I was hoping there would be water fountains and a bathroom if necessary. I don't usually need one, but when you start adding the miles you never know what's going to happen. The water fountain was a bigger deal because I brought my fuel belt with 20oz of water and I was going to need to fill up. Megan told me there were fast food joints around so if worse came to worse I could always fill up there.
The park was beautiful. As you can see from my photo the backdrop was picturesque. It was a great park designed for walkers, runners, cyclists. There was a separate lane for us, which I thought was great. I believe the loop around the park was 1 mile. After I did 2 loops I ran up a different street toward Megan's house into the Harvard district, which had gorgeous homes, back to the park and then ran back to Megan's house for a total of 10 miles. It was very hard for me to do, but I did it :)