I've been feeling a bit like a slacker this week although I did get in all three of my planned runs; Friday's run happened today but I still did it. However, I only foam rolled once, didn't do any core work like I had planned on doing and I only got around to rolling my feet (I have Plantar Fasciitis) before today's run. When I look back on the week though, I haven't been as much of a slacker as I figured I was. My eating wasn't great but better than it has been in the past and while I felt like ditching my planned runs this week, I did them all. And, I felt fantastic each time!
See that smile? That's two minutes after completing today's run. And it wasn't just me putting on my fake camera smile; I meant it. I'm learning to appreciate and celebrate ever little victory and think of it as one step closer to becoming healthier and happier.
Speaking of the future, I should never have written that offhanded comment in the previous post about the London Marathon. Why you ask? Plain and simple, I can't get it out of my head. And now it's official, someday running the London Marathon is on my bucket list. I even know what the shirt I have made will say on the back: London Runs London. (Its not only one of the greatest cities in the world, and one of my faves, its also my last name).
Perhaps I feel so great because I snapped up some new running gear yesterday. After a miserable trip to Sport Chek on my day off, I headed over to the Running Room yesterday to see if they had anything that I liked, was in my price range, and most importantly, fit. After struggling into five pairs of too small spandex capris, I finally found these. Yeah, those are ruffles. Don't ask. They were the right price and they fit so I bought them.
I also picked up the blue hat I'm wearing in the first picture. I needed something I could wear when I eventually head outdoors to run. No matter what the weather, I need a hat - you may have noticed, I don't have a lot of hair in that picture. There'll be a separate post on that coming soon. The hat worked perfectly; there's a band of terrycloth around the inside edge to absorb sweat and the material for the hat itself is light and mesh-y but reflects the sunlight so I won't burn or pass out.
Who's looking forward to their very next run? This gal!