Does anyone else lose sleep like I do when they are excited to race? I am getting way too pumped up for my next half. I even went to Dick’s on Monday to get a new pair of shorts!!
New running clothes=make me way happier than getting new “real” clothes. If only I could live in running clothes…. ((sigh)) I love these new shorts SO MUCH that I’m going to go back and get the other color tonight. it’s the little things in life that psych you up!
I think I just get WAY too happy when it’s a race day. I can’t even wait to get to the starting line and CELEBRATE all my hard work. It’s only been a few weeks since Boston, but I feel like I love the half marathon distance SO much, I end up pushing myself and usually wind up happy with my results.
With a half this Saturday and one next Sunday-i am ready to rock it!
I have gotten up twice so far this week to go for a morning run before work because THIS is my motto:
Tuesday morning, I had a great 9 miler. I rode the morning runners high all day long…I love the feeling of being done before work! Added bonus was that it was all run and done in 1:13 minutes…not too shabby for a morning run when I have been awake for all of three minutes before starting and I haven’t even had breakfast yet.
Wednesdays run was more like “yeah…I’m here…I’m doing it..and I’m sooo over it.” I had stomach issues all day so I wanted to take it slow…it ended up being 8 miles in 1:15. I always find it a bit ironic that i can have runs that are 2 days in a row that I will finish in nearly the same amount of time yet they vary in distance!
Todays morning run was a piece of cake because it was with Kristina. it’s sooo easy to rise and shine at 4:45 when you have a date planned with your friend. We saw a beauteous sunrise:
I know I go on and on about morning running and how great it is : but, I sometimes struggle to get up. Whenever I start to get all whiny about getting up earlier, I remember this:
-after work I have time to do stuff that I would normally do on a weekend-aka “the gift of time”.
Q:Just what can you do with your night when you have exercised in the morning?
A: WHATEVER YOU WANT TO! 🙂
-and finally, I remember how much more alert and engaged I am all throughout the day when I run in the morning. So I have to tell myself this:
Almost Friday peeps!!
What are you looking forward to the MOST for the weekend?
-being done my half before 10 am!:)
Run Free, Run Strong!