Life is really all sunshine, roses, lollipops and butterfly kisses when I get to go running in the morning before work.
Yes, it means getting up at 4:45 to get ready.
Yes, it means heading out while it’s still dark.
BUT-it also means that after work, I have THE GIFT OF TIME!!!!
Now that it is a bit lighter out, I’m going to try to go back to my morning schedule of running. Of course, this means I will have to brave the cold. I’m all brazen saying this now since when I left today- it was a gorgeous 57 degrees out -let’s see how I will react tomorrow when I leave at 5 am and it’s only 30. YIKES.
Please, please, don’t leave me, fall. I beg you.
Today was the first day that I had any energy at ALL to run. Monday was a day off, Tuesday’s run was terrible, and last night I just did not WANT to go for a run. I don’t know why. I swear I have been extra tired from my strength workouts, and maybe even a little latent marathon exhaustion (did I just make that up or is that for real?) from Baystate on 10/20.
I am telling myself that I’m just in a little slump. It happens to everyone, believe me. Nobody can be on point and fabulous 24/7. Life gets in the way and wears us down.
In true girly runner fashion, I decided I needed a couple of little running “Pick Me Ups”
Pick me up Numero UNO: What makes a runner happier than, like, most anything in the world? (Besides a NEW PR)
Yes, I purchased new shoes last night. I promised myself that if I broke 1:45 in my last half marathon-that I could justify a new pair of shoes. My time was 1:43-WINWIN! I’ve been slacking (the half was October 5th) on buying them, but I finally saw them on SALE here.. (don’t you just LOVE that?!) Marked down from $100-$70…#iloveagooddeal
(Secretly I hope that I will someday be such an amazing cool running blogger that running shoes will arrive for me to critique, try on, run in…HEY-A girl can dream, right? J)
Pick me up Numero Dos: I picked out my next marathon. I’m going to register tomorrow. Yahtzee! I have only half marathons for the rest of 2013 (Wolf Hollow, and possibly Jingle Bell) so I wanted to throw in another marathon before Boston 2014. So the “Hyannis Marathon” is the winner.
I ran the half two separate times, and I’m psyched to be doing the full. I loved this course: It is in beautiful Hyannis, MA (Cape Cod) and it was pretty flat. It runs along the ocean for most of it, and the views are spectacular. Even though it is in February, I swear, there is a magic bubble protecting the Cape because it never gets THAT cold or snowy there. I mean, HONESTLY-how can you go wrong? It’s a WIN~ WIN!!
These two things got me pretty excited today! New shoes+ New Opportunity to PR=Awesome Sauce.
Pic me ups aside- I’m walking with some serious pep in my step now that I am re-entering my world of morning runs. I’m soooooooo a morning runner. I adore sunsets, but there is something so peaceful and calming about watching the sunrise every morning, don’t you think?
Anybody ever run the Hyannis half or full before?
Am I the only one who loves new shoes and does a little happy dance when I get them?
Run Free, Run Strong, and find your “happy” today!:)