This Is a Game Changer

Today, I explored  I’ve been putting it off mainly because I don’t want to have to carry anything when I run, especially my new iPhone. It’s my first smartphone (I know, under what rock have I been living?) and I’m so protective! I decided to just get over it. I’ll have to look into getting one of those armbands so I won’t have to carry it.

I made a playlist with a few songs at about a 15 minute pace, a few around 16 minutes, and one “reach” song at a 10 minute pace. I put in my sneakers, popped in my headphones, and set out for my run. Right off the bat, I liked it because I couldn’t hear my awful breathing. I didn’t stress about it so much and it was able to stay more focused. My third song was Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So, which is a freaking amazing song, and is also slightly faster than my comfortable pace. I pushed myself to keep up. It felt amazing. I had, like, a spiritual moment. I FELT SO FREE. I FELT LIKE I COULD CONQUER THE WORLD.

Then at the end of my run, just as I was arriving home, a Ke$ha song came on. I ran past the door and for an extra three minutes, which put me over my anticipated distance for today, but I was so pumped up. I’ll admit it, Ke$ha is kind of my guilty pleasure. I feel no shame. Then I realized I had lost a glove somewhere along the way, so I had to take another loop around the block to find it. It was actually warm enough that I didn’t need to wear a scarf and I took my gloves off mid-run. I saw about twenty robins today, and I am very ready to welcome spring! Seriously, Winter, no one likes you anymore. Just… go away.

Tomorrow I take a day off, and I am looking forward to it immensely.

I’ve run a total of nearly 22 miles this month – woohoo! I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about Janathon and Junathon. I’m not sure I’m in shape enough to participate this year, but it is a challenge I’m looking forward to!



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