Sparty - Wren is such a cutie! Yogalates... that's a new word! Enjoy!
Julie - I have been taking glucosamine/condrotin/msn combo for a while. Haven't noticed anything, but haven't got any knee issues either.
ksurp - sounds very busy weeks for you. Hang in there, Xmas break is coming.
8miles including 6miles at MP. The target MP was 8:55. Though I am happy to see my body moved well, I failed to nail the pace. Not easy at all. Particularly the first mile was way too fast (after a rest day yesterday, felt fresh and didn't want to miss the target.) Ended up 8:18-8:35-8:36-8:19-8:42-8:40 . Now I know the HR at 8:40ish pace so I can use that as a guide to hit 8:55.
Virtual hugs to you all. Just because I can.