I was looking forward to my run all day, which was refreshing compared to how I've been feeling the past couple of weeks. For once, Mother Nature decided to throw me a bone and kept a cool 50 degree temp this evening.
Even though it was a tad chilly, the sunshine and my first run in a week meant that it was a perfect time to rock my new piece of running apparel:
|yes, a running skirt|
Love it or hate it, I'm rocking it proud. I've seen so many people in running skirts and I think they are so cute! I mean, I wear pencil skirts to work every single day (and love it), so why not wear a skirt when I run too?!
Even though I've already gotten made fun of for it, I digging the running skirt. Emily told me she was embarrassed to run with me. I really just think she was jealous that she didn't have a running skirt.
I don't know if it was my sweet skirt or my renewed attitude, but today's run was pretty fantastic. I had kind of expected it to be disastrous between my running hiatus and my failing body, but it actually turned out pretty great. Had to stop and stretch my hip a few times, but overall I felt good physically and even better mentally.
|bangin out 5 miles like it's nothin but a thing|
I was especially excited when I ran into some girls from the training class on my route. Since Deb (aka me, Debbie Downer) didn't show up to any runs last week, I haven't seen my running friends in like a week and a half. It was nice to stop and chat with them for a few minutes! Hi Steph, Christy and Beth :)
Although it seemed like a long five miles, I felt very happy, refreshed, accomplished and rejuvenated at the end of it! And hungry. But that's a given.
Countdown till race day - 12 days! Today was the perfect start to giving these last two weeks my all. I'm pretty certain that this is what you'll be seeing for the next 12 days:
|get used to it :)|