I am always attempting to be the glass is half full person, and 99% of the time I am cheery-chipper Katie. But tax season, marathon training, and allergy season are all weighing me down this week so I thought I needed to remind myself just how lucky I am!
- I am thankful for my
prison sentencejob. It is crazy hectic right now and I know many people who are out of work right now who would kill to be able to go to work each day. I really enjoy the work I do, it's my boss and co-workers that are brining me down. But I do not have the power to change them, only myself so I am going to look on the bright side, only 28 days left in tax season and only 32 days to Boston!
- I am grateful for my legs. This week has been very trying on my legs and my head. They are like lead this week! It can only mean one thing: I left it all out there on Sunday and that is something to be proud of :) I have never had such tired legs after a half marathon. I attribute this to the fact that I had probably really drained myself of nutrients and tore my legs up good. Each run this week has been trying, they are heavy and just don't want to turn over. Plus, it has been wicked hot by the time I get home to get a run in. 72 degrees each day and I am melting! How did spring get here so fast? Needless to say, I am so grateful I have my health to be able to go out and run - no matter how draining or tiring it's been!
- I am grateful for Sunday's. I will be working 6 days a week until the end of tax season. Sunday is my long run day and my day to relax. Hahaha, I just put long run and relax in the same sentence! But it's the truth...its a mental health day that is so needed during this season. I can catch up on the growing piles of laundry, actually get to the grocery store for my poor husband and relax and watch all the Project Runway shows on my DVR. Yes, Sundays are fantastic :)
6 miles 49:06 8:11/mi pace I had to stop at a ton of stoplights and I even took a breather at one point since I was melting.
Wednesday was the same.exact.run. I ran the same 6 mile loop and hit almost every single stop light imaginable. Oh, and my time was nearly the same! :)
6 miles 49:04 8:11/mi pace I had 8 on the books but couldn't bring myself to keep going when I passed my house for the one mile out and back to finish. I was mentally drained on this one. I am really freaking out about Big Sur this week. My legs are toast and I only ran a half marathon! I have visions that Big Sur will be one nice long 26.2 mile walk along the coast of California.
Thanks to all of you who have signed up for the core challenge! We have a lot of participants and I am using all of you as motivation to get my own a$$ in gear when I get home from a run!
And thanks to all of you who have donated to our Relay fundraising. We are almost more than halfway to our goal - but this is two busses of over achievers and we would really like to pass the $600 goal! If you haven't been able to donate yet, head on over there and let me know you did! There is a special giveaway for the person who donates the most! Thanks again!
Happy Thursday and Happy Running peeps!