First thing first, I ran 20 miles yesterday (after Soulcycle. NBD.) in 3:03:33!!!!!!!!!!! Which I am pretty excited about since my goal for my spring marathon is to go Sub-4. Wow, that goal is scary to type. Especially after today when at miles 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18, I WANTED TO STOP RUNNING and GIVE UP. But for some crazy, unexplained reason I didn’t give up and I finished those 20 miles. It was a modern day miracle.
Now the Good News/Bad News: I only have to run 20 miles - 2 more times before the marathon!!!!!!?? Yikes! Please send help or a running buddy with personalized mantras.
And I grabbed some babyfood at mile 12…its the new GU. I’m trying to make it trendy with other runners. Like “Fetch”.
Love a nice run on the Westside…
Whenever I go on my long runs, my mind is an emotional roller-coaster. I go from “I’m on top of the world” to “I never want to run again EVER, why am I still running?”. These aren’t gradual mood swings either. Literally seconds pass by and my mood can drastically change. It’s kind of scary. I’m pretty sure my face looks like this 85% of the time…
(Except I wear a shirt.) Then two seconds later I look like this…
Now my big Change of Plans:
As you might know, I made a decision at the end of December to run a spring marathon. I picked the Ottawa Marathon for varies reasons, but in the last week I have been questioning if I still want to run Ottawa. One reason is because the flights to Ottawa are currently $550+, and as much as I LOVE Canada that price seems ridiculous. I can travel to Paris for less than that!
After having a chat with Dorothy (Running Coach), we decided that it might be best to sign up for a local marathon especially if I am trying to reach a MAJOR goal (sub-4) for myself. Ideally it would be nice to sleep in my own bed the night before a marathon, and not have to worry about the stress of traveling. With that being said, I signed up for the New Jersey Marathon on May 6th!
I am still not 100% sure what I am going to do about Ottawa entry. If flight prices go down, I might consider flying out and running the half…but we will have to see what happens.
What did you do this weekend? Does your mind go crazy on long runs too? (Just say Yes to make me feel better)