You want to know how to motivate yourself to get out of bed for a run? Sign up for a marathon. Seriously. Every time I want to skip a long run, I just think about running 26.2 miles and that is usually enough to motivate me to get my booty in gear.
I was SUPER excited to try out my new Poor Women’s Garmin.
AKA a $9 watch from Target.
Before I left, I had a pre-run snack:
And then I was off!
This is the longest distance I’ve run since APRIL! It’s funny because I definitely used to consider 6.0 milers to be ‘easy long runs’ and now it’s a HUGE distance to tackle.
Getting injured was such a great life lesson that I’m actually glad I went through the experience. It taught me a great deal about patience, and it made me respect every mile I can run. My injury also taught me a lot about HARD WORK. It is an awesome challenge to get my mileage back up before race season begins, and I’m actually having a lot of fun doing it.
When life stops being challenging, you’re doing something wrong!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hr, 2 minute
- Distance: 6.0 miles
- Calories Burned: 480
I was a hot and sweaty mess by the time I returned – my clothes were soaked!
It was awesome. 🙂
After my run, I tried to make Egg in a Hole toast, but I forgot to grease the skillet and ended up with a big mess:
The dogs were pleased! 🙂
So I heated up the leftover waffles from yesterday.
I topped the waffles with Oikos yogurt, maple syrup, blueberries, and a sliced banana. Oh, baby!
Off to SIEZE THE DAY!