I ran four times in the last week. Who am I?!
Oh, that’s right, a super speedy lady who’s running a half-marathon THIS MONTH. Well, maybe.
My training runs are going well and my mental grit is still helping me power through, but I can admit I sometimes have a bad attitude going into them, particularly the long runs that aren’t about mixing it up. Although the intervals are tough (the last one made me want to puke and pass out, or pass out and puke, I had no clue in which order it was going to happen), they keep me engaged because there’s something different coming right up and I’m focused on the segments, not the whole.
But, my long runs have reminded me of this little thing called the runner’s high. Five minutes in I’m FMLing, but with just a little more time, I’m thinking I’ll run forever and thinking about how awesome running is and I am and you are and how pretty everything is and…hello, endorphins!
Other awesome things that running brings into my life that I forgot about:
Light soy chocolate milk
Foam rolling and The Stick
Peanut butter and dates
Yoga and swimming today. Six miles tomorrow.
What are the little things that you love about being a runner?