As part of my half-marathon training, I ran seven miles today. This was my longest run in over a year, and oh my gosh, I did NOT feel up to it. I usual do three or four runs a week, but today somehow ended up being my fifth run in seven days. I woke up cranky and had zero motivation. Plus I’m really sore from all the running and a hard workout on Thursday.
But, no excuses! We drove to Midtown so we could check out the Eastside trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. If you’re ever in Atlanta, you MUST go to the BeltLine. It is such a unique addition to the city and it has totally changed the access to our awesome intown neighborhoods. My husband and I are making an effort to do our long runs in places that are more interesting than our usual route near our house. Getting a chance to people-watch and house-lust makes the run go by so much easier 🙂
I was angry because my headphones stopped working so I couldn’t listen to my new Audible download. However, it ended up being for the best, since I was totally distracted by my surroundings. And the run was actually really good. Like one of the best long runs I’ve ever had. Not my pace or anything, just my mental state and my willpower. I was in a little bit of pain for the whole run, but it was totally manageable. I’m so glad I didn’t give in to my sour mood.
Part of my motivation was knowing what we were getting for lunch afterwards. Panini! I completely inhaled my sandwich after we got home, guilt-free. Now I’m trying to relax a little before I go to my sister’s to babysit my niece and nephew.
I’m excited for tomorrow! The Super Bowl will be fun, but mostly I’m looking forward to NACHOS. And tequila 🙂 We’ll be doing something like this, along with something like this and this dang gluten-free beer we can’t seem to get rid of. I don’t have a dog in the fight at all, but I’m hoping it will be a good match-up and a much better game than last year. I’ve also managed to avoid all of the commercials so far, so I’ll be surprised when they actually air.
How’s your weekend going? Who’s got the best Super Bowl plans ever???