Join me as I travel around the country to fulfill my goal of running a marathon or half marathon in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia!

Monday, March 21, 2011


Today was brutal. I went to bed way too late last night (as usual), so I was physically tired. I was also mentally tired from a hectic, stressful and long work day. So at 7:15 pm, after returning my library books that were about to be overdue (obviously I like to wait for the last minute for everything), I was lacing up my brooks to run.

I didn't want to. My legs felt heavy and tired from my 10 miler yesterday. Then after a warm-up mile something wonderful happened: endorphins. I was a happy lil runner girl again...not caring about work and just enjoying the wonderful weather. I decided to turn it up a notch. The route I was on eventually broke away from dumb traffic lights and allowed me to push my pace to 8:55 for 2 of my 6 miles.

I can feel myself getting faster, lighter, and stronger and it. is. awesome.

No pics tonight unfortunately other than this is where I get to run: be jealous. (But not too jealous, b/c our cost of living here is through the roof).

1 comment:

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

That's just about how every run goes for me. My mind comes up with a million reasons why I can skip it and stay home, but once I'm a mile in or so it switches gears and comes up with a million reasons why I should run further.

Congrats on feeling lighter, faster, AND stronger!!