I got up this morning and ran, doing my longest run of about 11 miles at an 8:30min/mile pace, which is what Kevin and I are targeting for our half Marathon on August 23rd. My last long run of 9 miles was at a ten minute mile, so this feels like a big improvement. I remember starting of running a few months back when I was running 3 miles at 11 and 12 minute mile paces.
For the first time, I used Body Glide and it changed my world. Jess had mentioned this stuff to me once, but I could never find it. I kind of remembered the name (Body Lube, Astro Glide - close, right?) and started asking at the running stores. It would have been less embarrassing to ask for anti-chafing lube.