14mi in 2:26
I RAN FURTHER THAN I’VE EVER RUN BEFORE!
I just felt SO GOOD on my run, with my coconut water and my date roll. It was a gorgeous day, the temperature was just right that I wasn’t too hot or cold (got MAD sunburn- but more on that later).
So gorgeous- went totally exploring around, ran past my old old house, along the lake, on the sand a bit at the beach, and on the Don Valley trail, a gorgeous recreational path.
Only problem with exploring is when you’ve run 11 miles at a really great pace, then hit a hill that makes you want to curl up in bed.
Even with this hill hindering my avg pace, I am so happy with how fast I ran, considering I went further than I’ve ever gone. This would be a 2:17 half marathon, which I would be more than happy with for my Pelee Island Half in 2 weeks. I want to sight see and really enjoy my run on the island- (plus there is all you can drink wine after… I want to be in condition to enjoy it!)
The grocery store had these really cool things called date rolls. They’re EXACTLY what I make (only ingredients date, coconut), but ALREADY MADE FOR ME.
When a girl is in a rush, these totally do the trick. So excited to have one of these to take along with me for my last long run before my half!
Pumped to try one. It’s funny the things that can get you really excited for a long run… this and the GORGEOUS SUNSHINE.
I ran to the gym today, then did yoga. My life is already awesome. But it gets better.
- my long weekend starts at 4:30pm today.
- I’m going for a group run with lululemon and an amazing friend I haven’t seen in a while tonight.
- 2 of my childhood besties are coming to visit all day tomorrow.
- I’m going for my last long run before my half tomorrow.
- I’m going to a swanky hotel for a swanky time with a swanky free bottle of wine and a swanky jacuzzi with my swanky boyfriend.
- It’s a four day weekend, and a four day week next week.
PLUS the weather is supposed to be warm and lovely all weekend. Dear karma gods, I’m not sure what I did to deserve all this, but thank you.
Such a great point! And not at all saying she must just be a negative nancy who hates other people- something may have happened in her past that would make her much more cautious in this type of situation.
Everyone has different experiences growing up, and that causes all of us to see the world a bit differently. It keeps things interesting, makes us diverse, and allows for learning opportunities for everyone :).
Something happened to me today that got me thinking. Two people can witness the same event, but when it is recounted, you would never be able to tell they experienced the same thing.
Today a cute young guy approached me while we were crossing the street. I had my headphones in and was listening to Game of Thrones (great audiobook to listen to by the way!) and said something to me. I didn’t really think he was talking to me, but as he continued I realized her must have been! I took out my headphones, and he said “Hi! I think you’re cute. Let’s go over here and chat for a few minutes!”
I was blown away. This guy had BALLS to just approach a woman on the street and put it all out there. Being madly in love with my boyfriend, as kind as the gesture was, it wasn’t going to get this guy anywhere. I smiled and told him thanks so much for the compliment, and let him know how much it brightened my day. I smiled, waved, and continued on my way while he continued on his.
When I told a colleague of this story, thinking it was sweet, she was appalled. She had a completely different perspective of the situation. This creepy guy headed me off, lured me away from where I was going, and attempted to pick me up in the middle of the street! Who does that!?
Diversity is great, interesting, and provides learning opportunities. It’s so fascinating to see how different people perceive different acts. In this case, my belief in the goodness of people, and that this guy was being genuine and good-hearted, made this event a truly positive one for me. I am so grateful to have such a background that allows me to see the light in things like this.
Lesson of the day: looking on the bright side can make every encounter a great one.
Dear Internet man.
You told me to be home between 5-8 for repairs. Do not call at 4:43 giving me sass about needing to be there in 17 minutes. I am aware and have full intentions of getting home right at 5.
Why can’t people just be nice?
Been without internet for almost a week now.
Com’on, Teksavvy. Get it together. A girl needs to skype, blog, facebook creep, and online shop you know!