Let's get to the Friday 5 shall we?
1. My Birthday
Thanks for all the birthday wishes via all strands of social media!!! My 3rd year of turning 30 was a blast! ;)
|Lola likes to share the lime light.|
And of course, it's always sweet to get a homemade birthday card from one of your first graders. :)
I'm estimating I heard it no less than 17 times during Wednesday's 8 mile run. Once again, I am obsessed.
3. Running, Just to Run
I am completely embracing the idea of 'not having a specific distance plotted out for myself' on the fridge. Running by feel when I want and how hard I want is quite freeing.
Thursday evening I was totally unmotivated to get my butt out the door though. It was dark, windy and drizzly outside, but my living room was warm, cozy and offered an abundance of Netflix shows at my fingertips. ;) I sucked it up and convinced myself to 'Just run 3-4 easy miles' and I'd feel so much better. There was literally no one else around and I had the streets all to myself. I felt so good running at a comfortable pace that before I knew it I was pushing 5 miles! I made it home with an even 6 and felt so good. Just to be clear, I NEVER have those runs!
4. Lunch With Coworkers
Today was a professional development day for some of the teachers at my school. What a great way to finish off the work week. :) We headed over to a nearby restaurant for some awesome eats at lunchtime! I love how they serve these fried Cajun pitas before your meal arrives. :D
5. Kara's Recap!
She is truly my running hero. I can't imagine running at the level she does, or the pressure that comes along with it. And having a race not go as planned with the whole world watching has to take such courage. Most runner's would run a 2:37 in their wildest dreams!!! But running your returning marathon at a time that is sub par to your expectations, (based on your gauged fitness level) leaves you hungry for another shot. My Valley Harvest Marathon allows me to relate, on a much smaller scale of course, lol. I can't wait to see what Kara has up her sleeve next.
|Check out her recap here|
I hope you have had an awesome week and thanks for stopping by the GGR blog. Have a wonderful weekend!
Any other November birthdays???
What's your current 'repeat song?'