Whelp, I figured out I could fit in a little “runch” I between appointments today. I had just enough time to get to the coast and get in run.
It was one of those spur of the moment realizations and it ended so well.
You know, you have those runs that are just not fun sometimes, and then you have those runs that are just magnificent.
This one just happened to be one of those magnificent ones.
First off I got wore my running gear to my tax appointment on purpose. Definitely wasn’t out to impress, but knew if I risked going out in public like that I would make myself run afterwards. Ha.
After my appointment I fueled up with a SunButter sandwich on the road.
Got to the coast just in time to get out of the car and just run to see how many miles I could get in.
Headed out for 7 miles, took a quick picture
then headed back.
The run was just awesome. I was thinking that you really have to embrace the awesome ones because not every run is like that. There are quite a few actually that aren’t awesome at all. But then you have the ones that just make you want to smile. I promise you’ll have them at some point. Sometimes it just takes a few extra not so fun ones to get there.
And…. it’s always nice when you hear the little lady tell you you only have a mile left. Here’s where I was when that happened today.
I got back to my car as quickly as I could. Oh hey, look what my little Polar RC3 GPS told me today.
That’s kind of fun.
I wasn’t really paying attention to my pace on my run, but with the pace calculator I averaged 8:08/mile.
I’ll take it.
I’ll also take the gorgeous day and an extremely dirty Halo Hat. What the heck happened?
When I finally got home (thanks to the courtesy shuttle) I scarfed down this roll up.
Right? A Julian Bakery paleo wrap with my three ingredient salmon concoction and romaine lettuce.
I’m already out of popcorn. Shocker. I finished the bag yesterday. I know, I have a bit of a problem. And I must say the timing is just not good since you have some really great topping ideas I really need to try. Guess I’ll be making a stop at the store soon.
Instead of popcorn I went for some gluten free Rice Chex.
Did them up the right way with strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon and some PB2 with Silk Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend.
It was so darn good.
I got the Runner’s World Big Book of Running For Beginners in the mail the other day.
I haven’t gotten to thumb through the entire book yet, but it covers all the basic topics and looks like a very easy read. Not to mention the authors are all brilliant: Jen Van Allen, Bart Yasso and Amby Burfoot. I’ve worked with all of them with the Runner’s World Challenge and friends, they know their stuff.
It covers how to just get started, some basics, how to stay motivated, how to eat like a runner, losing weight and how to run safely and prevent and cope with injuries.
The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners helps readers foster a healthy lifestyle with aides such as:
- Five training plans to start walking, start running, run nonstop, run faster, and run longer
- No-fail weight-loss strategies
- Ideas for meals and snacks to eat before you run, on the road, and after you’re done
- Injury-prevention tips including a guide on which pains to run through and which pains demand surrender
- Inspirational stories from people who used running as a tool to lose weight, stop smoking, overcome illness and heartache, and manage chronic pain
The book was just released April 8th. You can order it here. I’m actually really excited to read this book. I’m not exactly a beginner, but any kind of basic running information is always good motivation. I’ll get a recap up once I get some more time to dive in the book.
Speaking of a little extra running motivation, in this article, one of the authors of the book and my friend, Jen Van Allen, shares some secrets to becoming a runner.
It’s a great short article with good advice. And I just have to say, I really believe anyone can be a runner. Not saying everyone wants to be a runner, but if you do and in your heart you want to be a runner, you CAN become one. Seriously.
Another article I stumbled upon was this one.
Since Boston is about a week away now, these are good reminders on how to be smart leading up to a race.
And…… that’s it.
It’s officially Spring Break here for the local schools. I used to love spring break when I was a teacher. Now, well, it’s not much different than every other week. Ha. But, we’re going to live it up this year because taxes are DONE!
Woot! Bring on the party!
What are your spring break plans?
Would you say you have more great run or more not so great runs?
What’s your favorite book about running (if you have one)?