We were all a little jumpy after Monday’s run so when we saw a bunch of deer run by we screamed.
10 miles @ 9:37 average. Trying to get strong on the trails before marathon training starts again!
I love when there is an inch of snow on each and every branch of the trees.
I love this star that is up on the hill right now.
Yearly skin exam! My moles scare me so I always feel nervous going into this… everything looked good though! PS I have an idea… what if they did mammograms and skin exams at the same appointment in the same room?
Beck waving at Andrew on the Peloton:
Made some bbq chicken pizza for the family…
And then the day ended for me with book club at Communal. The book we read was November 9. I loved it. It took me some time to get into the story but I LOVED the last 25%.
We tried so many things on the menu and I want to go back tonight for more.
Ten things that don’t make sense when it comes to running lately…
*The more I go outside in the winter and the freezing temperatures, the more I love winter. I don’t quite understand why being cold outside makes me love it more, but I’m going to go with it.
*I am WAY more tired all day on the days I don’t run vs. the days I do run. This one will never make sense to me, but there is something that happens during the run that helps me to wake up for the day.
*Why I think the marathon hurts less than the 5k. I love the long uncomfortable pain so much more than the short, REALLY uncomfortable pain. But I do think if I could get faster with the shorter distances (the mile!!), it would help me in the longer stuff.
*Suffering in groups is much more fun and doable than suffering alone. Put a training partner next to me to suffer with, and I run 85% better than alone. Why do I love my friends hurting, too, haha?!
*I prefer being sore vs. not sore. I love feeling sore after a race or workout because it makes me feel hardcore.
*My confidence after a workout is 1000 x more than any other time in my life, ha.
*That I love running more and more with age. I had no idea that running would only get more fun and that I would have bigger goals with each year of life (I thought I would peak in my 20s), but it’s happening.
*Why do I feel the need to overshare every detail of my life with my running friends? It is so much harder to be that vulnerable when I’m not running… Something about the run makes us open up way more than at any other time.
*I’d rather meet up with my friends early on a Saturday morning in the rain and wind to run miles together than sleep in and go to brunch together. Doing hard things make us happy, but it doesn’t make sense.
*That I keep signing up for these even though in the last few miles of each of them, I tell myself I’m never doing it again!
I would love to hear some things about your running that don’t make sense to you!
What are you reading? Book club people, what is this month’s book?
Ever had any moles removed etc?!
-I had to get one on my back removed a few years ago, and I get so worried about any of my other ones.
Do you agree…. Suffering during a run in groups is easier than suffering alone?