I've been a little temperamental on running lately, but I feel I can now say with confidence that next month's Stone Mill 50 miler is like 95% on. I've had a solid week of running.
Mon: 7 miles (no watch)
Tue: 6 miles (9:24 pace)
Wed: 7 miles (no watch)
Thu: 8 miles (9:22 pace)
Ok, not speedy, or particularly impressive mileage, but in terms of how I felt, trust me, it's a world of difference.
Tuesday and Thursday, I did fail at waking up and pushed snooze for approximately an hour and a half, true. But then I actually looked forward to my post-work run all day, which is rare. It's especially rare on cold days, like today. I know 49 degrees isn't cold by any stretch of the imagination, but it's a big drop from how it's been, and I felt cold, and that's all that matters.
The fact that I'm obsessed with finishing the audio version of Insurgent on my runs so I can read the final book in the trilogy has played no small part in this. I think it's safe to say that without young adult literature, I would probably never have completed an ultra marathon. I saw the last two Twilight movies on opening night mere hours before beginning a 50 mile race. Not only that, but in my first 50 miler, I detailed the plots of every Twilight book to Lily. It killed quite a few miles.
Sounds like an excuse to stare at Four a little more.
|Throw knives at me? As long as your throwing hand doesn't obscure your face, sure.|
I thought I was finally back to the level it was before the crushing blow of being informed that I look pregnant this summer. I mean, I can handle the daily annoyance of being told my hair looks crazy or that I look tired (ok, not going to lie, that one still infuriates me). But now I have to be subjected to insults in my inbox? And from PayPal?
I don't appreciate you calling me fat. And by the way, your mother's a whore.
I really need my "I love running!" streak to continue because I have epic plans this weekend. I'm meeting Logan and Kara at Great Falls Park for my last long trail run before Stone Mill!
I can't think of a good question. Would you rather be a werewolf or a vampire?