Sometimes all it takes is getting out the door. Monday night’s run was another garbage-y run- not bad, but not good either. I still felt sore from SATURDAY… so it was an effort to make it through all 8 miles.
Yesterday, however- the sun was SHINING. I wore SHORTS. I ran by effort- looking to just shake my legs out, and push if I wanted to- but not caring if I ran 9 min/miles or 8 min/miles or ran a negative split or any of the other “things”. I also ran in the mid-afternoon- which is “my time”- I typically just feel READY between 2:30 and 3.
Things that make me happy about this run:
1. I had the sound off on my app, so I had NO IDEA what my pace was the entire time. I ran by feel and LOVED that these paces felt really, really good. And easy!
2. I maintained a very even effort over a long, gradual incline. Boston is full of long, gradual inclines- so this is also a good thing!
3. I love running this route. It is near my office, and has a lot of very quiet, pretty portions. There was a lot to appreciate about it yesterday!
And after running and work…. we met great friends of ours for dinner- and I had my favorite from La Carretta- shrimp fajitas, double the veggies (no rice or beans for me)- OM NOM.
(and at home proceeded to eat my weight in Cadbury mini-eggs).
These new white eggs are glorious and terrible all at the same time. I think they taste really similar to the normal (milk?) type… and I had A LOT of them.
SO- a good run, a good night- hopefully this momentum stays with me for today’s planned 10+ run!!
What is your Wednesday run?