Sunday, September 4, 2011

Christmas in September?

This morning was THE best run I've had in months! It felt amazing outside...amazing! I walked out there at 6:45am and the breeze almost knocked me down and the temps-low 60's! Do you understand how wonderful that was? I ran 5 miles and didn't start to break a sweat until mile 3! WOOHOO! At least I know I can still find my groove with my runs. I was starting to lack confidence since my runs have been less than great lately with the extreme heat.

Today's a new day! I feel confident that I'm going to kick major booty in this half marathon in January! I'm pumped and ready to go! I think I was smiling from ear to ear this entire run! Ha! And so ya know, that usually isn't my facial expression while I'm out there pushing hard...I usually look more like I'm angry and determined! Today I was just smiling and enjoying the scenery!

Have you had a workout like this lately? A day like this is the reason that I exercise. It's a release. A total feeling of letting all my stress go as I run, step by step. It is a feeling like no other. This is how I tell myself to wake up and exercise each day! Wow, and it's totally worth it :) This week I have to focus on my exercise and eating very closely. I stand in my friends wedding this weekend, 9/10/11 and I'm wearing a short dress! I gotta get these legs nice and toned in a hurry!

8 comments:

jillconyers said...

Don't you love it when a run turns out like that? For 2 Saturday long runs in a row I finished feeling like they were the BEST of the year. Perfect weather, pace, friend and my husband. I finished feeling like I could run forever.

And, on the way home, I told my husband "I'm ready for Chicago!"

Megan said...

So glad you had a great run! That weather sounds to DIE for!! I can't wait to start feeling those temps around here!!

Elle said...

Good for you. This is what we do all the hard work for, right? Awesome.

kimert said...

Great job on the awesome run!!!

April Westerhold said...

Yes, the weather here was great yesterday, too. Even a light shower for a couple of miles and it was awesome!!! Love that I finally re-downloaded my cadences, I cannot tell you how much of a difference it has made in my distance, pace, and general feel of the run.

april

runningonwordsblog.com said...

Yay for good runs!

Bridie said...

We've had better weather in the Midwest as well - I ran my fastest 6 mile run (exc the 10k race) and have finally learned to keep a consistent pace as my mile splits were 9:10 exactly for the first 5 miles and 9:08 for mile 6!

Congrats on a great 5 miles!

Emily - faliLV said...

Nice job!! Sounds like you really needed this! Can't wait to see some awesome pics from the wedding! :)

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