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Sometimes I Don’t Feel Like Thinking (TOL)

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First let’s wish Amanda, our Thinking Out Loud host, a very happy birthday! Her birthday was yesterday but we are only one day late so I am sure she will still appreciate it. Even though Amanda and I have never met, she has been what I consider a real life friend for three years now which serves as a reminder of just how wonderful the blogging community can be for creating friendships you never would have made otherwise.

I watched the movie Bridesmaids once again the other night and each time I see it, it’s even funnier than the last. Please tell me you love this movie too? I crack up during the airplane scene every single time and I am laughing just thinking about it as I type.

Winter running makes my nose run and this year seems worse than ever. Not only do I need to bring tissues with me which I always forget, I think I need to Vaseline my nose before I head outside because things are getting irritated real fast.

At least there’s no snow on the ground to annoy me although they say it may snow here tomorrow.

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Yesterday’s run was great though! Here’s why:

My mileage has been lower over the last few weeks which has left me with lots of extra energy.

I was extra rested yesterday because I didn’t run on Tuesday as I had run five days in a row and knew I would need a non-running day before my long run this weekend. Tuesday became the non-running day simply because I woke up having a good hair day and didn’t want to ruin it.

I was also in what I would call an aggressive mood which translated into jumping out the door right into a speedy run, the kind of speed that isn’t quite race pacing but fast enough to NOT be capable of thinking about anything the entire time.

Do you have an aggressive pace? You know, like a pace that you run that is just fast enough that your brain shuts off from thinking and all you do is run but you aren’t totally uncomfortable like when you run even faster?

Sometimes I don’t feel like thinking which is why running is so wonderful. Running either lets you think or STOPS you from thinking.

What’s with this trend of picking a word for 2017? Each time I see someone share their word, I think to myself that if I were to pick a word, mine would be chocolate. Or cake. Or chocolate cake.That’s just how my mind works.

On This Day:

1/5/16: Do you really need to lose 5 pounds? < – You probably don’t!

1/5/15: Small Changes for the Bigger Results < – Rather than try to overhaul your life, go with the smaller changes for the bigger, more likely to last, results.

1/6/15: Weekend Recap < – I forgot all about this all-you-can-eat sushi place and I am overdue for a trip to Cold Stone!

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Do you love the movie Bridesmaids too? Favorite scene?

Do you like running lately for your ability to think during your run or for shutting off your brain?

What’s for breakfast today?

 

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile January 5, 2017, 5:20 am

    Some days I really like running at that pace that is challenging enough to not really give you time to think. I had a run like that on Monday. I feel like in the winter its all about distracting myself from how cold it is so I try to do workouts that dont give me too much time to think!
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  • Susie @ SuzLyfe January 5, 2017, 6:28 am

    Running is definitely my escape and my pause button for the day–I put on a podcast or read a book, and I just am like EVERYTHING CAN WAIT. We shall see what happens with my walks, if it translates!
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  • michele @ paleorunningmomma January 5, 2017, 6:30 am

    Thoughts – I’m being a baby about running in the cold this year! Did you see the forecast?! I’m also having trouble waking up early enough to run on weekdays. When I do get out though I’m reminded of how much I need that zone out time.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles January 5, 2017, 12:26 pm

      i’m wondering if tomorrow will be a delayed school opening? I bet it is since we haven’t had snow interference yet this year!

  • Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy January 5, 2017, 7:53 am

    I am totally with you on the thinking/not thinking on the run — especially the not thinking! And I do have an aggressive pace — for me — which would be a super easy pace for most people, but hey, I’m out there doing it.

    But I do pick a word of the year. And I actually do refer back to it during the year. Chocolate is such an everyday occurrence that there’s no need for it to be my word. 🙂
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  • Gretchen January 5, 2017, 8:32 am

    I think the word for the year thing started last year. I saw a lot of people talk about it and I didn’t get it. This year though I feel differently and I definitely have a “motto” and a word that I want to remember all year!
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  • Suzy January 5, 2017, 9:25 am

    That’s why I love running so much! Because some days I do it so that I *can* think, and process, come up with ideas etc and other days I do it so I can escape the thinking and just sweat out the stress.
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  • Emily January 5, 2017, 9:44 am

    Sometimes I get into that really aggressive pace for about a mile, and then I’m worn out. 😀 And there’s this point when I’m running (if it’s really cold) that my nose just freezes instead of running.
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  • Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete January 5, 2017, 10:52 am

    My last run was a while ago — I’m too lazy to look at the moment. I’ve been injured, in a boot, received an injection, and am patiently waiting for the green light to get back to running.

    Since then, I’ve been a uniquely organized mess. I’ve learned how to work through life without it, but knowing that I will have it again to help me. Nothing else is like it, though, that’s for sure. <3
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes January 5, 2017, 11:02 am

    I alternate based on the day whether I want to think during a run or shut off my brain – but it’s pretty easy for me to shut off my brain even during an easy run, especially if there’s good scenery. It’s been super cold here – 15-25 degrees in the mornings – which makes my face feel frozen!
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 5, 2017, 4:17 pm

    You’re the SWEETEST! Thank you 🙂 I’ll definitely make my way out there one day so we can finally hang out 🙂 And I feel like most workouts help me forget about things and work out my frustration more than anything. I get in the zone and don’t really think about anything.
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets January 10, 2017, 9:16 am

    I could see chocolate cake being your word(s). I’d like to make champagne mine. 🙂
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