Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Somedays you just have a bad run...

Sometimes...you just have a bad run. it's just how it is! Not every time you step outside to do a run can you feel 100%...this was me on Saturday.

I had two great training runs this past week with great temps, good attitudes, and just an overall good mood. I was really hoping to get a  long run of 6 miles in on Saturday...but it didn't turn out how I expected...and that's OK! I used to get down on myself when I didn't meet my goal, or I didn't perform how I pictured myself. But now, I have realized, it's OK. Sometimes you won't get in the groove, feel the runners high...sometimes it just is what it is.

Saturday's run didn't start out well either...i took a pretty nasty tumble at the very beginning of the run. Ended up scraping my knee and elbow pretty badly, not to mention my running pants got a hole in them :(       Luckily Gus was with me and helped pull me up...literally.

I don't know what was wrong with me on Saturday. It took a lot of energy if felt to just run a few miles and I didn't really get in the groove... if you know what i mean. I tried to push through it though and made it 5.5 miles...and i'm proud i stuck with it!

Another goal was met this weekend...I offically lost 3 more lbs since I weighed last!! ( about 2 weeks ago!) so I am halfway to my goal of losing 10 lbs my Christmas! WOOO HOO!! I can't tell you how excited this made me. Hopefully I'll be able to use a little self control over Thanksgiving and not over indulge tooo much. I still plan to run when I'm home, hopefully finding a few nice paths to do a couple of longs runs on!

Hope everything has a great Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones!

P.S....I already have my tree up so when I come back to Nash, my house is already for Christmas :) :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

night running

There is just something so freeing about running at night. night meaning 6:30 :(

Last night it took a while for me to get motivated to go. it was dark and cold, and i just felt like getting in my pjs and staying in. butttt i went out.

once i get going in the dark, i LOVE it. its just the first step, getting out of the door that's the hardest. esp when its just me. I've added this product to my Christmas list to be included for my night running wardrobe.

Brooks Women's Nightlife Essential LS 1/2 Zip

Anyone have it? Or have something better? Just looking for a reflective jacket to wear in those dark cold winter runs.

I also really want these...for my running dog Gus :)

Reflective Dog Vest