THANK GOD IT'S SUNDAY!!! Today was Long-Run Sunday for a few of us Winter Warriors from Fleet Feet Bonney Lake. Pat and Vika couldn't make it, due to Vika not getting out of work until late last night. I drove to Orting Park this morning and so did @sharonbrimhall . We carpooled to Wally's Drive-In in Buckley with Christa @cboulier7 . When we got there, Susan and Lisa met us and we all started out together, running on the Foothills Trail toward South Prairie and Orting. Sharon and Christa took off in front, running a :60/:30 pace (run for sixty seconds/walk for 30 seconds). I waited for Susan an Lisa, as Lisa was waiting until her Garmin watch hooked up online. I started with them but just kept running, slower and easier than normal. I was also just going with the flow, not pushing it at all. Today was about distance and not pace or time. I caught up with Sharon and Christa and instead of stopping and continuing at their pace, I just kept running. I did stop seven times to take pictures, for a total of about a minute. Other than those few moments, I WAS RUN-NING! I was running relaxed and following the tips I picked up at the RUN Clinic on Wednesday. 13.1 miles of AWESOMENESS, especially seeing Bert the Emu out and about! Running with friends is VERY nice, INDEED! On some days, when one feels the urge to just GO, you just have to GO with it! So far as I'm concerned, today was my BEST run to date, having started running on 4/30/16. According to the Strava app on my phone, I ran 13.1 miles in 2:14:16, at an average pace of 10:09/mile. I'm feeling great about my progress in this running thing and even after running that far today, I feel PHENOMENAL and GRATEFUL! I have a couple of minor irritations but I'm not all sore and aching as per usual. That's about all I got. Stay POSITIVE and GRATEFUL, my friends! Have a PHENOMENAL day!