Last week, I was all gloom and doom and running sucks. This week, I feel like running is all rainbows and unicorns. Despite a horrid night’s sleep on Sunday night (went to bed at midnight, Jones woke me at 2, Shoo woke me at 3, the coffee pot turned on at 4:30, Beer Geek got up at 5:30, my alarm went off at 6:30), I couldn’t wait to run on Monday. I thought about it all day long. Shoo and I had a busy day. We hit Cox Farms, we did a little grocery shopping, we picked Jones up from school… but I spent the whole day jonesing for a run.
I know some of the difference is hormonal, but just as much has to do with running just feeling really good on Friday and Sunday. It was LOVELY out on Monday and I just couldn’t wait to lace up and head out. I planned to do an easy four miles. I ended up doing five miles at an average pace of 9:28. I wanted to keep running, but I needed to get home to fix dinner. I swear, if a good run and an open afternoon ever coincide, I’ll end up running a half marathon just for fun LOL.
I spent Monday evening fueling myself with leftover birthday cake, so today I’m planning to do at least 6 miles, but have time to do at least 8. I’m dragging my friend with me again, which means I can actually run on one of the paths near here. I’m looking forward to getting out there, even though my legs are tired and I got next to no sleep last night. I’m just hoping this sudden returned love for running lasts through the race on Sunday. ;o)
( And you guys are a bunch of pushers. Well over half of you said I should run another marathon. Guess the kool-aid is making the rounds. LOL)
13 thoughts on “What a difference!”
the joy of running. ain't it grand?these folks ARE pushers. I started pondering a HM on FB and immediately everyone said DO IT and I haven't even shared the pros/cons. LOL
Rainbows and Unicorns-LOL!! I love those great running days!
Mojo back is an awesome feeling isn't it?!! here's to running rainbows and unicorns hanging around for a long time.
Glad you had such an amazing run! That's sweet! koolaid is amazing:) It's recovery that's the hard part!
Gotta love that sweet feeling! Enjoy every minute 🙂
Rainbows and unicorns… hahahaha. Come on, you know you wanna!
I love the feeling of a great run! I'm so glad that the rainbows and unicorns are back.
I'm glad you are enjoying it all again! Per your last post, I'm with you, no Kool-Aid except the GOOD *cough*Frangelico*cough* kind. PS. I ordered your cap, you should have it soon! 🙂
When it rains, it pours. And that is the running cycle! Ride the wave lady! And enjoy it!
Running is cyclical like that.
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Yay for rainbows and unicorns! Glad you are back at it!
I am still waiting for the day that my love/hate relationship with running turns to pure love…it will happen eventually…I keep signing up for races, so it better!