I had a good run today. Not all that long (10km or so), but it was still nice and I felt very good just cruising along. Along with Friday's run and last week's training, it's not bad. Not up to my usual standards of training, but there has been so much going on lately that it's hard to keep training as much as I used to. It should be better once I have my Masters out of the way!!
You sound like you're progressing really quickly. Congrats! That's nice that you have a friend to do the long runs with. I used to do my long runs either with a group (big enough that I met different people relatively often), or alone. The last few long runs I've done in the past couple of months (from 10-13 miles) have been with my SO, which is a lot of fun. The long runs I did alone were a bit more difficult, and sometimes a tad boring, but they did give me a long time to think and test my discipline and mental strength.
That race sounds gorgeous!! Your description of the hill reminds me of a race I have done a couple of times (a 5-miler) with a few big hills, and the biggest one RIGHT before the finish line. The sense of triumph when you master the hill and cross over the line, though, makes it all more than worthwhile. That's great that you're training for a half marathon, too. Do something nice for yourself in 3 weeks' time to celebrate that anniversary. You deserve it!
"If you're not chasing after miracles, what's the point?" The movie Saint Ralph
"What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five" - Alanis Morisette, Hand in My Pocket