I used to hate zombie movies, or anything to do with zombies. Then I promised Jerry I'd watch ONE episode of The Walking Dead, just to prove how dumb it was. And by the time he got home from work that day, I'd watched the entire first season ;) Anyway, I never read the World War Z book, so I can't compare the movie to that, but I really liked the movie.
I was really missing the kids this morning. They spent the night at the campground with my parents last night, and this morning, I watched the Anna Nicole move that was on Lifetime last night. Watching that made me think about the kids (I kept feeling sorry for Anna Nicole's son throughout the movie), and I was excited for them to get home.
Today, I had a four-mile tempo run on the schedule. My last few tempo runs haven't been good at all, so I was getting a little worried about how it would feel. I decided to do the treadmill, because it's easier to maintain a consistent pace. My goal for tempo pace is 8:02-8:18/mi, and the last few tempos I've done, I've really struggled just to finish.
I turned on Pretty Little Liars, and set the treadmill at an 8:06 pace. I'm relieved to say that I had a good tempo run today! It wasn't easy--tempo runs are supposed to make you a little uncomfortable--but I was able to do all four miles at my target pace, and I didn't feel terrible. After the first half-mile or so, my heart rate was in Zone 4 the entire time, which is just where I wanted it to be.
After my long run on Friday, my mileage for June was at 98. So today's run put me over the 100 miles mark. I'm halfway through the year, and still going strong on my goal of 100 miles per month. And the best part is, I've remained injury-free.
Sarah's husband Ne came in from Arizona last night (Jerry went to pick him up from the airport at 2:00 AM!). Tomorrow, they are coming over with their 10-month old, Alex, and we're going to cook out on the grill. I'm hoping for better weather than we've been getting; it's been storming on and off every day for about a week straight!