I ran with Heather today, which is always a good time (even despite the fact that BOTH of us were grumbling through the entire run). For a change we ran in my neighborhood so I got to show her all the high points of one of my local routes (aka potty breaks). We cut the run a little short today and only did one of the two killer hills that are on this route. We were both suffering under moderate physical discomfort and severe mental fatigue, so we opted for the shorter route. To add insult to injury (so to speak), Heather's Garmin died on us part way through our run PLUS I forgot to flip on my timer... so we were pretty clueless about today's pacing. Oh well. At least we got some miles under out belt... AND we both managed to break in our new shoes just a little bit more... I really hope they're ready for the half that is now in approximately 10 days!