Just thought I would see if anyone can relate with me or if I’m the only one that feels this way….
In the morning (starting at about 2 miles into my run when I’m feeling warmed up and awake) my running goals are HUGE! I start brainstorming what my race plans are for the future, how I’m going to go about my plans, the workouts I need to nail and the times I want to hit. I am so excited in the mornings about my running future…
And then once 8ish hits at night, the idea of training hard again sounds way too difficult to me and I can’t even imagine running the races I wanted to run 12 hours previously during my morning run. My goals at night are to just make it to my bed let alone ever running a marathon again ha. I think it is so funny how different my goals vary each day. Good thing I understand this about myself and climb into bed asap so I can get back to my big plans again in the morning.
*The above difference in goals applies to every goal I have in my life… in the morning I am ready to dive head first into things and at night I just want to hibernate for the next 4 months.
**Andrew and I are the exact opposite in this ha… for example he did all of his marathon training at night and not in the morning this last fall.
7 miles @ 8:37 pace and very warm hands thanks to my mittens that I’ve had for a few years now. About 2 miles into my run I was staring into the clear sky and saw a shooting star. It reminded me about how grateful I am that running helps me to see things that I wouldn’t see without it (because I would have still been in bed:).
I’m pretty sure this is my favorite moment of the day lately… When Beck first wakes up and he smiles so big and stretches like crazy after being unswaddled.
We beat all odds and somehow the kids were on time to school for their first day back. PS on the way to school we saw a little boy rollerblading to school on a sidewalk covered with snow.
And then the three of us hung out for a bit on the couch. Beck is figuring out his nighttime sleeping well but wants to take all of his naps with me holding him. It’s the best excuse for me to just sit there and cuddle with him for a while every day.
Skye and I (and Beck but he slept the whole time) went on a date to get our favorite rice bowls from Zao (free kid’s meals on Monday… it’s the best).
Followed a bit later by a wonderful afternoon snack…
And then we decided it was a great day to go sledding after Brooke was done with school.
Skye screamed AGAIN each and every time they reached the bottom of the hill.
And Brooke enjoyed the half snow and half grass sledding a lot.
And a few minutes after this picture Beck spit up and it all went down my shirt ha… every now and then I just have to share these types of moments too;)
Have any 2021 running goals you want to share? I would love to hear them!
Are schools meeting in person or are they doing distance learning where you are at after the holiday break?
What is something that running allows you to see that you wouldn’t see without it?
What is going to be the best part of your Tuesday?