A Pretty Perfect Run

I DID IT! Last night I ran 3.5 miles without using run/walk intervals!

I did walk the incline on the bridge that’s on my route, once on the way out and once on the way back. But other than that I didn’t take any walking breaks and I FELT GREAT!

To be fair, I had almost the perfect conditions for a run. It was 68 degrees, the moon was big and bright and my legs were feeling fresh since I only ran one mile yesterday.


Since I didn’t have to be concerned with when my walk intervals were coming up I was able to just really get into the run and zone out. It was wonderful!

I honestly feel like I blinked and then I was back home (and was really sad that the run was over).

The whole thing made me think it is possible thatΒ I can actually do my long run this weekend without walking breaks. I definitely still had a lot more in the tank when I got home…. I’m so excited to try it out!

Also, at one point I had to use the bathroom and a magical, clean port-o-potty just happened to be on my path. The world works in mysterious and amazing ways, haha.

After the run Adam and I went and had tacos at Zona Fresca for about the 10th time in less than a month. Their steak tacos are just too good.

I did actually cook on Tues. night though! As a side dish I made this spinach thing. I basically just threw some ingredients together and it came out really good!

I am calling it Sizzling Spinach because I’m not sure what else to call it. I just threw some baby spinach in a pan and then added some shredded mozzarella cheese and some garlic pepper powder. I let it all sit in the pan until it started sizzling and then I ate it.

It kind of almost tastes like Spinach Artichoke dip… minus the artichokes… and cream…. I liked it anyway!

(I’m not a cook, what can I say… I’m good at ordering take out).

What’s on your agenda for today? How many miles?Β 

What’s for dinner? I would love if you shared a good dinner idea with me! : )



  1. December 19, 2013 / 6:57 am

    Hooray for such a great run!!!

    You stole my moon! Monday we had that huge, bright almost-full moon to run by, and last night there was NO moon in the sky when I ran! So weird!

  2. December 19, 2013 / 7:47 am

    Good for you! I bet more than anything running without taking breaks will be a mental challenge, rather than physical. The moon here was crazy wild looking last night, too. We took a night hike since it was in the 60s and thoroughly enjoyed it!

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:16 am

      I was a little anxious about no walking breaks before the run, but really once I got going it felt so good to let the momentum carry me without “having” to stop! πŸ™‚

  3. December 19, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Yea! You did it! Do you run at night often? I would never think to do that but I bet there is something relaxing and refreshing about it.

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:17 am

      I do all of my week day runs at night. I find it impossible to get up super early to run before work. I’m not a morning person at all! πŸ™‚ I love it. After sitting at a desk all day it feels great to get out for a run!

  4. December 19, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    It’s cool you have a path that works for you at night πŸ™‚ Congrats on the great run! You can do it, just think one more mile…and before you know it happens. It took me a long time to get to three miles consistently with no breaks but from there adding miles became much easier. You have crossed a new threshold!

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:18 am

      Thanks Karen! I will definitely use the “just one more mile” motto during my long run this weekend πŸ™‚

  5. December 19, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Yay!! I’m so proud of you! Thata girl! Get your run on πŸ˜‰