I set my alarm for 6:15 so I could slowly wake up and get ready for a 10-12 mile run. As soon as I looked out the window to check the weather, I saw bright orange and hot pinks streaks all over the sky….. which obviously means there’s an awesome sunrise happening and I’m missing it!? I quickly threw on running gear, grabbed my Garmin and iPhone and raced out the door towards the beach.
I missed the beginning of the sunrise, but I was still able to enjoy a beautiful view while running towards Castle Island (it’s so much brighter & prettier in person than on the iPhone…. ) Do you guys get excited about sunrises?? Or is it just me?
While out running around the island, I noticed the sky was darker in the distance and rain was probably coming in my direction; which is fine with me but not for my iPhone. So I headed back to my apartment to drop off my phone, have an energy gu and water and hit the road again. This break was around mile 6 and it actually really helped me out! I left my apartment with a little spring in my step! I also left without any music. I’m planning on running the half marathon with no music so it’s nice practicing it a couple of times.
I continued my run along the beach, behind UMass Boston and turned around at mile 9 to head back home. At this point, I was really starting to drag, my right knee and hip were sore, and it left me questioning myself: Should I keep going? Is it better to walk and play it safe? If I stop, how will I get a good long in before my race? Am I an idiot for running in semi-pain?!
I ended up going for it! I knew I was in a little pain but nothing crazy so I kept on running until I finished the 12 MILES!! 😀
I stretched, iced, compressioned, and prepared a bowl of overnight oats minus the overnight.
In the mix: peach Chobani yogurt, old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, almond milk, with a sliced banana on top!
Alright, time to enjoy the day….