|Lock and dam. We saw a few barges waiting and one going through. I wonder how long it takes to complete the process.|
|Millie ran with my husband I had her during the cool down walk at the end. She is loving our adventures!|
|In the final stretch.|
|Ready to head home.|
This morning I walked two miles then my cool down. My miles were around 16 minutes each. I think I was distracted by the scenery. And of course I stopped to take a few pictures :) I didn't want to end up any slower than that. Now that I know I can do 15 minute miles I do feel obligated to be sure I am pushing myself to do my best and get better. Tomorrow we are doing a 6 mile walk to gauge our readiness for next Saturday's 10K race. I thought I better save a little something for that.
I feel very good about my pace for the 2-3 miles that we normally walk in a session. I am eager to see how maintaining my pace works out. If I can tough out at least half the race at a 15 minute pace I think I will be pretty happy overall. Unless I have to crawl the other three miles!!
We had a really nice birthday dinner for my mother-in-law last night. I have been looking forward to eating out for two weeks. We went to an Italian place that we have been to a couple of times before. They have the most delicious toasted ravioli and fettuccine alfredo combo. My husband and I made plans in advance to split the meal and enjoy something decadent. It worked out well. I felt like I had plenty of something I really enjoyed. And the best part I stayed within my calories for the day...the very high end using some extra earned by exercise, but within my calories. I was proud of us :)