Happy Sunday of this holiday weekend!
Contrary to taking it outside on Friday, I took my workout inside yesterday. It was a rainy 40-something degree Saturday in Boston and it was only my second time on the treadmill this week.
I ran 60 minutes at a few different speeds (harder to do true time-only runs on a treadmill!), and felt strong although antsy to finish up halfway through the run. I was lucky to have a nice view:
I also kept myself distracted by listening to several different podcasts. Favorite podcasts include “Marathon Training Academy” with hosts Trevor Spencer and wife Angie, “Runners Connect: Run to the Top” with elite runner Tina Muir, and “No Meat Athlete” with host Matt Frazier. I have a rotating list of podcasts, but tend to stick to those three while I run, as they often include inspirational marathon race reviews, interesting interviews, and often include some beneficial running and nutritional tips and tricks. I started yesterday’s run to MTA’s latest podcast reviewing the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon- brought back some great memories!
I recommend that you check any of those podcasts out- they are a great changeup from music!
Tree up early this year!
Last night Mark’s family and mine met for the first time. I was a bit jittery about the meetup at first, but it was a great gathering at our condo, sitting by our tree. These are the steps that many relationships have to go through, I guess!
So many poinsettias! ‘Tis the season!
I am about to head out for my 16 mile training run. I’m not particularly in the mood to run these miles, but I have fresh podcasts, and I am well-fueled by a breakfast of oatmeal and generation ucan. This makes it a bit easier to get out of the door. Most importantly, I am thinking about my goal race of Phoenix Marathon and about the essential steps that need to take place before I qualify for Boston. It doesn’t hurt that I have some fun plans for later in the day, including Dim Sum with my Uncle and Aunt who are in town.
Anyone else running a long run today?
What are your tricks for getting out the door when you are feeling unmotivated to run?
Any meeting-of-the-parents stories?
Have a wonderful day and catch you later!