Well, I'm happy to tell you that the 7 miles I was planning to do on Wednesday actually happened. They felt much easier than the 7 miles on Monday and were even a little faster. I'm not sure how that worked out, but I'm always happy when a mid distance run at 8:50 pace feels comfortable.
Yesterday, we did a short 4 miler. I didn't wear my watch because I wanted it to be slow and easy, but Paul really just has one preferred pace (unless we're doing a long run) so it wasn't the nice recovery run I had hoped for. I would slow us down and he would speed back up. After I yelled at him he started paying attention and catching himself doing it but we were almost done at that point.
In non running related news, Lorelei and I planted most of our container garden yesterday. I've never attempted a container garden before but I chose seeds that said they were fine for containers so I'm hoping for the best. I just put some drainage holes in the bottom of the bins and filled them up with dirt. Most of our seeds had sprouted and had outgrown the little greenhouse so we moved them out.