I have so much gratitude for the wonderful weather we have been having these days. It feels awesome to dress like this...
And not like this...
|LOL I could not resist!|
Jeff has been a great help with that, lol.
Stacey, Marg and I were talking today about how much easier it is now to go run. We can head out the door leaving several layers behind and it feels amazing!
The bugs did not feel awesome on our run today...look closely you can see them!!!
The Boston Marathon feels sort of like a dream now to me. I fee like, "Did that actually happen?" when I stop and think about it. It's crazy to think of all that training and race prep only to have race day have weather that will be talked about for years! But that's a part of the deal once you commit. You must accept what you can't control.
You just have to adjust your expectations, even if it means picking up a dirty poncho from the ground. ;)
That being said, I feel a sense of eagerness to get out there and have another go at the marathon. I know we're running Chicago and that's a completely different beast but I'm hungry for more. From talking to many other runners who felt that they had so much more to give on Marathon Monday I know I am not alone. (Here's to good weather for Marathon #18!)
Until then I am doing everything I can to run smart, healthy and strong. That includes some mega strengthening and diet cleanup! Matthew and I eat healthy on the regular but there's always room for improvements! Did I mention that I bought a waffle maker?!
For strengthening I am focusing on my hips, upper body and core. I've recently started using this ab video called Ab Ripper X on Krista's suggestion. I love it because it's only 10 minutes long!!!
Next weekend I'll be the pace bunny for the Bluenose 15k, which is actually 15.229km??? I'll be running with White Rabbit Pacing so follow me if you'd like to do the distance in 1:20! That's 8:24/mile and 5:15/km.
Until then, here's Lola enjoying the sun on the new deck:
Are you running Bluenose???
Happy Running and thanks for stopping by!