Friday, January 20, 2012

Fine. I'm a runner again.

 Did you miss me?

Thank you, 59th St. Subway station for the inspiration!

I took a little hiatus from life. After the holidays and Disney, there wasn't much to look forward to. I can't sign up for any more out of town races until I find a financial backer (i.e. a job) and I really really want that Coast-to-Coast medal.

I'm slowly pulling myself out of this little funk. I wanted to get back into my route the beginning of this week. I took all of last week off from doing anything remotely active to let the right side of my lower body heal, and plus it was damn cold. I did not want to leave the comfort of my comforter, much less go run in 20 degree weather. Then it was easy to just not go to the gym, or clean my floor so I could do yoga. . . which leads us to earlier today. I told myself I had to do a long run tomorrow, so I should do a shake out run today. And that was that.

One little run and I feel better about life. Why is it so easy to forget that?

My legs were so ready to go. . my endurance? Not so much. Oh well. . .I'll get it back. . b/c I have THREE half marathons in March. No worries though. . .I don't think anything will be as hard as the back-to-back Disney half marathons. That is- until I run the NYCM. And then I might take an entire month off to recover.

After the gym, I went to Red Mango to check out the new flavor:

I only got a sample, but next time, it's so on.

My new Nike Yoga pants!
That's good motivation to be active, right?
(Yes. Those are my infamous "house shoes" . . don't be jelly. You know you want to be cool like me)
I thought they were going to be tight fitting running capris, but I think they're a little too big. . so now they're yoga pants.

And if that's not motivation, then this definitely is:

 My seester sent me a King Cake for Mardi Gras!

In case you don't know what a king cake is.

Yea. It got here yesterday. . and it's pretty much gone. 
Did I mention the gym scale says I gained 10lbs?! 
That's what eating like a runner and not doing anything will get ya.


  1. I'm so glad you took a running hiatus, too! I just had no drive to run after Disney. I think the miles got to me - and then is running through my park ever going to compare to running through 3 Disney parks during ONE single run? No.

    I'm totes NOT jelly of your house shoes, okay? Okay.

    AND, unrelated -- I downloaded that book today! I'm totes ready to start reading it!

  2. Yea, major post-race depression, but what a high to come off of! Oh well. . Getting back into it for the RnR NOLA!

    You know you're totes jelly!!

    That book is amazing! I finished it in one night. . I died laughing so many times. He's a genius!