For all my amazing followers out there, thank you for being such a wonderful reader! It means a lot to me that I have fellow lovers of running, Americans, Australians, Blogosphere friends, and just plain old wonderful people encouraging me through reading my posts and interacting with them!
As any of you regulars know, I post once a week on Wednesdays. And after a lot of thought, I am excited to inform you all I am now going to be posting twice a week! Once on Wednesdays and once on Sundays!
As I learn more and more about running theory, running science, and training, I am excited to do a weekly post dedicated to nothing but running! (I mean this is a running blog, right?) My other post per week will remain a “Through the Eyes of” post! Bear with me as we try this out!
Another feature of this new weekly post and post style will be a section at the end of every post that I want to ask you questions and get feedback and answers in the comments section because I LOVE interacting with you!
Since it is Monday (very close to Sunday) I will do my first dedicated running post! Starting next Sunday I will be posting on Sundays!
I have a half-marathon approaching on Sunday! I have been very hush-hush about this training circuit since in the middle of it I got very sick and had to take some time off and was not positive I would be able to successfully complete the race without a bit of walking. But shouldn’t that give me all the more reason to talk about it?!
As runners it is so easy to set standards for yourself that if you don’t reach or achieve you fall into the trap of not discussing that race, that run, that day, that workout, etc.
But running is so much more than the standards we set for ourselves, its about overcoming the world and our minds one step at a time. Running is something that is good on every level, physically, mentally, emotionally. This type of positive activity never needs to be hidden, it is ALWAYS a good thing!
This past week of my training circuit has been pretty relaxed, 6 miles maximum a day and a lot of beach and trail running! But this week I am getting that pre-race excitement!!! This morning I did my last long run of my training circuit, coming in with a 13.3 mile run at 1:58, it was by far the best run I have been on in my entire 2 month training circuit! I didn’t hit a wall, sang my way through (literally, outloud, people were looking at me like I was crazy, because let’s face it, I am), and just enjoyed every moment of the run! I go to the Expo on Thursday and am super pumped to see what the difference is between Aussie Expo’s and American Expos!
And to include some snapshots from my past week’s running adventures:
Selfies while being brave and running in a sportsbra in Cairns! And some post-run yoga and stretching in super bright colors!
What was your favorite workout this week?
What is your favorite running colors? (I think mine seems like pink for how much pink running gear I own, however I truly do like light blues more!)