Currently looking at my ‘race wish list’ for 2013 and trying to pare it down. Right now, I have 27 races listed. I think I will try to whittle it down to 10, maybe further if needed. At $30/pop, I will need to work a lot of overtime to make these dreams happen.
I love running races, what else can I say? Plus, each theme allows me to scrapbook some really awesome stuff. I’ve come to the conclusion that I will need another job to support my running habit. It’s getting that serious.
Saturday was the Detroit Foam Fest, and the bf and I ran it for fun (since it wasn’t timed). I was super scared of the three-story inflatable waterslide (I screamed the whole way down) and the electric wires over a belly-crawl mudpit (I pretty much burrowed into the ground on that one, and went super slow). We brought a camera with us, and I promise to upload the photos as soon as we get them back. We had such a blast- we were covered in bubbles pretty much the whole time, the run featured some beautiful trails through the woods, and I drank two Mike’s hard lemonades and got a free sunburn to take home with my medal :) (Sunscreen nudge!)
Today (Sunday) I was bumming, since I had to work, and was just feeling so out of sorts, but the bf encouraged me to go for a run and I pretty much said “eff it” to myself, and tried to run as hard as I could, since I was feeling so masochistic. Well, it paid off, and I ran an 8:55/mile. (I only ran the one mile, but, HELLO, its a sub-9!!)
This is awesome, from someone who only ever went sub-10 before on a half mile run.
I don’t know how I am going to celebrate this (probably not with a big chocolate cake, since that would ruin my ‘Hot for Hawaii’ goals). I am thinking three whole days of scrapbooking bliss (since I am behind on scrapbooking my 2013 runs) after I get the living room cleaned, of course.
Ran 6.2 Miles today. Went a new route, just to explore it, and it was fun, but I am so glad that it’s over with.
According to my watch, I burned roughly 773 calories. This helps take care of that indulging I did this past weekend…I still lost weight though, so that’s a bonus!!
Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered an inconvenience or a bummer to the inexperienced is actually a gift. Without running, I would miss a lot of things—like seeing cities in a certain way, or knowing certain people all the way to the core. I’m glad we don’t experience life through glass, under cover, or from the sidelines. Good things take miles.Kristin Armstrong (via motivationforfitness)
Today, I ran in the rain. It was epic. EPIC. It started out all misty and foggy, then it started to sprinkle and drizzle, and when I started going all out, so did the rain! I was flying under a canopy of honeysuckle and lilac, getting anointed by drips from pine trees, and got to check out some of the mansions nearby on the bike trails I had not previously discovered. I splashed along on softly rolling hills and I spread my arms out to catch droplets of rain before sprinting and darting around puddles. It was so much fun, I felt like I was constantly in a Nike commercial.
And to think, I thought about sleeping in, but queried: what if this is the moment you would have had the BEST run of your LIFE, but chose to sleep in instead?
That’s what got my shoes on this morning. Go Run! Then tell me all about it :)