Running this week has been awesome and the complete opposite of last week. Isn’t that how it always goes, though?
Three things I realized yesterday while running 5 speedy miles on the treadmill:
- I can wear either pair of running shoes (my beloved Energy Boosts or Saucony Rides) and have a great run. In fact, both shoes work so well for me that I forget which pair is on my feet. Now THAT is how you know you are running in the right shoes if you ask me.
- Another benefit of running on the treadmill in the winter is that I am not left freezing cold for the rest of the day. Anyone remain chilled to the bone after outdoor winter runs even though you aren’t cold outside while actually running?
- I am turning 39 in June which means this will be the last year I can check off the age box for 35 – 39. This is not something I normally think about BUT I did briefly wonder if this is the year I should run the New York City Marathon if I am ever going to run a marathon. You know, before I turn 40. Something to think about even though in Tuesday’s post I made it clear that I don’t plan on running a marathon.
Was anyone going to tell me that this past Monday was known as “Blue Monday”??
In some ways, I am glad that I didn’t know in advance that this past Monday was the most depressing day of the year because I really didn’t need that in addition to it being Monday, on top of my already charming PMS. But still, why didn’t I know? Why didn’t you tell me to prepare to be blue?
I haven’t had an apple in about a month in case you were wondering. When I mentioned this to my friend Lisa, there was silence on the other end of the phone until she simply said, “you are just burned out. You need a break from what you usually eat because there’s only so long that you can cook, prepare and eat the same foods.”
She’s right. I am on an apple break. An apple with peanut butter was my night-time snack for a solid five years. Time for a change.
Although, searching for apples in the pictures here on the blog (goodness knows there are TONS) do bring up some tasty apple memories, like this chocolate caramel apple from Kilwin’s.
Maybe if I look at enough yummy apple photos I will get my taste back for apples. I mean, I hate to shy away from such a healthy fruit…but I just can’t help it right now!
On This Day:
1/19/16: 13 Mile Long Run Workout < – great way to keep you engaged when you want to run long but aren’t following a specific training plan workout!
1/19/15: Weekend In Pictures < – I remember baking those chocolate chip cookies as if it was yesterday! Mini chocolate chips are the best chips to use in cookies for even chocolate distribution.Thinking out loud! Running thoughts & Apples #thinkingoutloud #apples #running #bluemonday Click To Tweet
Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today!
Did you know about Blue Monday? Were you extra blue because of it?
Are there any fruits/foods that you are currently not eating that you normally eat all of the time?
Are you running indoors or outside today?