- My roommate Albert and I split an entire 20" pesto pizza last night. That's right, we are pigs. Snort.
- Bree Wee's blog last night was super inspiring and fun. Maybe I was channeling that little girl I used to be who loved to just...run.
- A fellow Timberman 70.3 entrant (who I met through a forum on Beginner Triathlete) gave me the heads up on a great podcast called Motion Traxx. Wow, it was awesome. If you haven't tried it, you should.
- It was warm, finally around 25-30 degrees. Some of you may take issue with that being warm, but trust me, it that is warm for Caratunk in January.
I wish I could find that place every time I run, bottle it up and let it out just before I step out the door. But really, a great run like I had today is something that you earn through toughing it out on some no-so-great runs (which in the end, are always good runs). And if your runs were always great, what would you do when you run out of gas in mile 8 of the run portion of a Half Ironman? Or mile 20 of the marathon? You might not know how to pull through. Worse, you might not have the guts to pull through.
Runs like I had today are to be savored. You have to put in quite a few runs that feel so-so to earn one of these babies. Hard runs - runs that make you dig deep to go one more mile - those are equally important and teach us more than the runs that feel effortless. We need the gut check in training so we can pull through when it comes to a race - or one of the other challenges life has to offer.
One more thing before I sign off. No more pizza. Promise. At least not half of a giant one anyway.