My running love was definitely slacking the last few weeks but it is back in full force now. It just took doing my favorite type of runs to be excited for running again. I needed to get off the treadmill and outside in the gorgeous weather.
Monday: Trail run.
Tuesday: Early morning run with my favorite running girls.
PS this picture was taken by my Dadio. We ran into him while was out walking with his friend. Exercise buddies just makes the whole thing better.
I think it is completely normal to cycle through different emotions of how you feel about running. For me that is what makes the running accomplishments feel even better—> knowing that you stayed consistent with your training even when it was hard to get out the door and run. I always know when I am feeling unmotivated with running that it is just part of the cycle. I know that with some extra rest, a little bit of time and going back to my favorite types of runs that I will be feeling excited again in no time.
You know your running buddies are good people when you arrive to your meeting spot and you find them putting a porta potty back up after it was knocked over.
6 miles and back to my parents’ house before Brooke woke up. I am officially excited to get back to meeting the girls a few times a week for an early morning run. I love being done with my run nice and early, the endorphins are even more concentrated in my blood stream when I run with friends and we beat the heat in the early morning (Utah was in the 90s yesterday!!).
PPS I am using the Garmin 620. It is a great watch and I love all of the extra settings/options (like the cadence) but the 305 is still my favorite. It was just so reliable and durable but I definitely love the look of the 620 a lot more!
After some errands we hit up my friend’s backyard for some water fun. Nothing entertains Brooke more than playing with water.
My friend had an apple fritter there waiting for us when we arrived. Now that is friendship.
PS I spy my permanent bottom retainer.
Brooke loves to get my running shoes out for me in the mornings. PS I should probably go organize those right now.
Megan D sent this to me this morning. So ridiculously true:
What are your feelings towards running lately?!?
Let’s do compare the above treats for just a second—> What would you choose to eat between a cookie, ice cream cone or popsicle?
Last person you went running with?