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My Favorite Time to Run

by Meghann on January 21, 2012

And it just keeps getting better and better. ;)

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This morning I met my new friend Diana for a super early 11 mile run around beautiful downtown Tampa and Davis Island. I love running around there because it’s just so quiet and peaceful in the morning. There’s nothing but streets full of runners nodding their heads as they pass each other in the silence of the dark. Love that.

We hit the peak of Davis Island just as the sun was rising over the water, it really doesn’t get much better than that.

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We kept a solid 9:00 min/mi pace and spent a good portion of the run talking about upcoming races and goals. Diana ran her first half marathon at Disney World a couple of weeks ago (Go Diana!) and also plans to the run the St. Pete half marathon next month. I think she caught the racing bug. ;)

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My legs felt great for all 11 miles. I probably should have run a couple of more, but I had to book it home to shower and prepare for the day. (Derek’s parents will be here at 9:15 and we’re going venue shopping then taking them to use the Universal tickets we bought them for Christmas. Fun stuff ;))

Thanks for waking up at the butt crack of dawn and running with me Diana. You rock!

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I had a piece of toast with almond butter before I left for the run and a small bowl of yogurt with walnuts, cereal, and blueberries afterwards to hold me over until we head to Cracker Barrel for breakfast.

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Can’t wait to get my hands on some eggs and pancakes! ;)

Have a great Saturday everyone!!!

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