If you are on twitter, you know what I am talking about.  Saturdays run was fun and challenging for me. I was in Kiawah, SC all weekend for work.  I had my long run on the schedule for Saturday and was excited to change up the scenery in a new place.

The plan?
RLRF run #3 for the week. 12 miles at marathon pace (MP) plus 30 secs= 9:30.  This is a pretty easy pace for me.

I headed out at 6:45 or so.  It was actually fairly cool and I managed to stay in the shade on the bike/walking path for the entire run.
But I did notice several of these signs all along my run.  And secretly I was hoping to see one 🙂
I was probably 5-6 miles in and noticed a father and son who had passed me on their bikes stopped at a pond.  Of course I had to stop and get a pic!  The little gator was cute 🙂

The rest of the run was pretty uneventful.  Just cruised along for miles and miles.  I didn’t realize how spoiled I was running with TNT every week until I ran this one by myself.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the mental break for myself, but the miles go by much faster with a friend.  I passed some very cute firemen washing their trucks (is it just the uniform?), several parts of the golf courses and a few other bikers, runners and walkers.  
This is the heat and humidity when I finished….thank goodness for the shade!!
 And the final info on the watch…

Top it all off with an amazing crab and veggie omelet and fruit.  

Other things I realized on the run:  
Don’t forget your GU and water bottle.  I was stuck on an island and no one carried running supplies.  The best I could get for sugar/carbs was gummy lifesavers.  They didn’t do the trick.  I also left my handheld water bottle in Atlanta and had to carry a regular water bottle the entire time.  NOT. FUN.  Contemplating the hydration belt.
Update the ipod.  I jammed to Kings of Leon the entire run.  I forgot to charge my shuffle and only had my regular ipod.  Without a running music playlist.  Not as fun.
12 miles is a breeze.  I. LOVE. THIS. FEELING. 
That is it.  My first cool #seenonmyrun.  And my first official week of RLRF training complete.  So far so good.

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