- I think a day like today calls for a good beer.
- I used my favorite race swag EVER to open my beer. Seriously, the Boston Marathon knows how to do it up right. This bottle opener is some pretty sweet race swag. I love it!
Waking up to cold weather, sunshine and nowhere I needed to be made me feel all cozy inside. It was one of those rare mornings that are far and few in between these days where our little family is just frozen in time:
Cold Saturday morning,frosty windows, sunshine-full room,
a family wrapped in blankets,
cartoons, cuddles, coffee
A promise of chocolate chip pancakes.
After a few cups of coffee, plenty of blanket/couch time, and deciding my run could wait, I couldn't help myself ... the beautiful fall day was calling my name....and a walk to the bakery in town for one more cup of [good] coffee was in order. Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE this town that I live in? Yes, I think I have. Well, for good measure, I'll say it again...I LOVE living here! I love this small town. I love the Blue Ridge Mountains. I love the community. I love the sunshine. I love the little 1900's Craftsman style home that we are temporarily living in. LOVE.
Plenty of cuddles
A new haircut
Quality time with my oldest daughter
Only thing missing was a nice longish run (long run for me these days seems to be around 10 to 13 miles) but I made sure to add that to the list too!
My run today was just another part of this Joyful morning. I turned my watch around so I wouldn't look at it and I just set the goal to run Happy and Easy. Every time I did look at my watch, I was surprised to see my mile splits at quite a bit faster than I expected. Must have been the gorgeous fall weather! With my first mile at 7:45, I tried to deliberately slow down but most of my splits stayed under 8 until the end where they were a bit slower. My EASY is getting FASTER! This is a good feeling!
|Yes! Easy pace is picking up again! Thank you body. Thank you mind. And Hello Spirit! Truly a Run Happy kind of day! And my Brooks Ravenna 4 felt perfect.|
I'm certain that this day (now night) will only continue to get better. I intend for it to be that way.... Today, I CHOOSE JOY! We really do have so much to do with how our life unfolds. There are some big things I'm working on in my little world and not all of them are easy. However, I can say that they are all WORTH it because they are part of making my life the very best that it can be.
And to end this post with something to think on, I thought I'd post this quote that I saw on Facebook. Definitely something I could chew on for a bit and see from multiple perspectives. A good discussion piece FOR SURE. I'd love to know YOUR first reactions after reading it. I posted this on Runninghood's Facebook but in the comments below, I'll include some of the comments posted about it.
- How was your weekend? What stood out to you?
- Who's racing this weekend?
- What's your idea of a perfect weekend morning?
- What's the best race swag you've ever received?
- Is the weather in your neck of the woods drastically cooling off? What's it like?
- And, last but NOT least, what are your thoughts/reflections about the quote on love posted above??