I wised up half-way through today's long run and decided to run with the slower group. I don't know WHY I was trying to run with the other group in the first place, obviously my mind thinks I'm faster than my body knows I am. So when we made it back to the mid-way point I rested a bit and waited for the other group. I think I will make them my permanent running partners. I actually did a conversational pace, which is what the long runs are supposed to be. At the pace I was trying to run there was no way in hell I was going to be able to carry on a conversation, shoot, I was lucky to be breathing at all.
Today was a good run and we went for bagels afterwards. Food, my downfall....I would be much thinner if it wasn't for my weakness for food. Not to mention I have no willpower. I guess that is the bigger issue. So we go to Brugger's Bagel and what do I order? A cinamonn sugar bagel with strawberry cream chees! WTF was I thinking...I was just going to blow the whole calorie burn from the run in one sitting. I especially felt bad when I saw one of my fellow runners with a whole wheat bagel sandwich with egg and what looked like vegetables. I felt so bad I ended up only eating half of the bagel. Next time we go for bagels I promise I will make a better choice!