Good morning! Er, afternoon! Geez, I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the day! But I shouldn’t be surprised—because I already ran 13 miles today! Woohoo!!!! I’m on a serious endorphin high right now!
I was feeling a little nervous about how my run would go this morning since my longest training run thus far had only been 10 miles. Fortunately, it was fantastic! I felt pretty amazing the whole time; my knees held up, I was able to breathe, and temps in the low 60s made for perfect running weather.
Just like last week, I dropped off my Gatorade at a central point so I could have it at miles 4 and 8, but around mile 7, I was suddenly starving! Random, much? Usually running kills my appetite, so that was a new one! Guess I need to bring a Gu along next week! Any flavor suggestions? I’m not usually big on Gu’s . . .
I rocked out to a pretty random playlist on this run, which was great because if I get bored, then I think too much. And if I think too much, I get a little sick of myself. Being inside of my neurotic head while it’s churning out nonsense for 2 hours is no fun!
During the last 2 miles, I realized I was having a serious endorphin rush. I’m pretty sure I was running down the trail with a giant, ridiculous grin on my face, but I didn’t even care about the strange looks I got. It just made me feel so strong and so proud that I could do this! I felt so great that I wanted to keep going! I can safely say that’s never happened before! Which prompted me to post this on my personal Facebook page:
Yep, I’m in love!
I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to, right? Now, I just have to find the right balance so I don’t overtrain or end up hurting myself because I didn’t stretch enough. Still riding that endorphin wave, though, so I think I can keep myself in check!
I had every intention of making a ginormous green monster when I got home, but after my shower, I was feeling a savory breakfast. Enter bacon and eggs with a bagel!
This really hit the spot!
Chewy whole wheat bagel? Check!
Salty, crunchy peppered bacon? Check!
Dippy, luscious egg? Check!
I have been a huge fan of dippy eggs my whole life! Is there anything better???
When I dip you dip we dip!
As is my habit, I made a tower with my food—I want to taste everything! I can’t choose!
I think I could eat another one of these breakfasts! Typically, long runs kill my appetite, but this was pretty darn tasty!
It’s a gorgeous day here today, so I’m thinking a little pool time is in order! Later on, my friend Claire is coming down from Charlottesville so we can have a fun girls’ night out on the town! I’m excited!
What’s on your agenda this weekend?