Skye’s grumpy in the below picture because I made her take off her high heel dress-up shoes to wear boots outside yesterday.
Emilee and I were reunited for 10 miles @ 8:33 pace yesterday.
It was really cold out so it was a four layer kind of a day for me—> Sports bra, long-sleeve, vest and jacket.
I’m really experiencing mixed feelings lately and I don’t like it. Part of me wants winter to stay forever because of the skiing but the other part of me is so ready for winter to be over for running. I have 0 motivation for speed work in the cold but it’s also probably good for me after such a crazy year last year to take a little time away from big workouts! I’m just hoping there aren’t too many more weeks of four layers this year:)
Just in case you were wondering, Skye did get over the dress-up heels incidence.
The compromise we came to was that she could wear her sneakers without socks with her pant legs rolled up.
Compromising with Skye is risky.
At least I won the below argument.
Brooke made cupcakes from start to finish all by herself (I did the oven part) yesterday for our neighbors.
And Skye has gotten Beretta into dressing up with her.
Enchilada stuffed sweet potatoes for dinner! Even Skye loved it and kept saying ‘yummy in tummy.’ We added sour cream and avocado on top.
And then we finished off with a cupcake and Brooke thought Skye was crazy for only eating the frosting.
My birthday is next week (feel free to put it in your calendar;) and a few of my friends were asking what I wanted to do for my bday…
It reminded me of my bday last year when I chose to celebrate my bday by running my age in miles (while training for an ultra) with my friends and Andrew.
At the time that seemed liked a normal thing to do because of how high my mileage was but this year… I will probably run 1/5th of my age on my bday. My perspective on distances/speeds is always changing based on what I am training for or not training for.
At the beginning of a training plan X amount of miles seems so scary and overwhelming but then a few months in and we are doing the same amount of miles as an easy run on a Wednesday.
Running changed my perspective into thinking it’s normal to meet my friends in the pitch dark to run around the city while eating disgusting packets of sugar;)
My perspective was changed through running in my 20s to the idea that I should be spending way more on running clothes/shoes than on my work wardrobe.
Running has brought me to the conclusion that it is very normal to go to bed ridiculously early to prepare myself for the long run the next morning.
Running has made me think it’s normal to pay somebody else (and sometimes a lot) for me to go run for miles and miles at a race.
Running changed my perspective of whatever area I am in to think about the best routes to take with the best hills, bathrooms and drinking fountains along the way.
Over the years of training my thoughts have shifted a lot in terms of focusing on the things my body can do rather than what it looks like.
Running has changed my perspective on pain and I’ve learned to welcome it as a sign of growth.
Last year when training with my coach my perspective on vertical gain during a run changed A TON because he had us on the trails so often that climbing all of those feet started to seem normal.
At the beginning of a training plan an interval or two sounds CRAZY and by the end we are doing 10 of them.
It sure is interesting to see how running or training for a race changes our perspectives on things and I can’t wait to hear from you on how it has changed your point of view.
How has your perspective on things changed because of running?
How many layers did you have on for your last run?
What was the last thing that made you grumpy?
What’s for dinner tonight for you?