Last night I said my goodbyes to Summer 2014. By the time I got out for my run the sun was already setting and Monday Night Football was on.
These two things can only mean that fall is here!
Don’t believe me? Go to Starbucks! The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back which basically makes things official.
Fall certainly comes with its benefits – last night it was only 88 degrees with 59% humidity. There’s definitely something to be said for not having the sun suck the life out of you! I ran all four of my easy miles at sub 13:05 pace which hasn’t happened since last winter.
I don’t know if it was the cooler weather or the fact that my bronchitis is finally going away (or that I took so many days off last week) but it just felt so GOOD to be running. I don’t know how I ever lived without this awesome sport!
Music for the outing was provided by my girl, Britney! I’ve been listening to a lot of hip-hop lately, and it was nice to get back to my pop roots (hah!).
For the next couple of weeks I plan to listen to as many different albums as possible to figure out the perfect playlist for Portland.
I don’t think I’ll listen to music for the first half of the marathon, but during the second half I am almost sure I will and I want to have some motivational songs queued up. Or I may just listen to “Run this Town” on repeat … I have been known to do that from time to time : )
Also, I recently saw this tweet and have been meaning to share it with you:
Good tip from Craig (not really sure who he is but the tip seems wise!).
And that’s a wrap for me today!
Do you listen to music during your races or do you prefer to take in the crowd noise?
Do you get into the pumpkin craze during fall/winter? (I very sadly do not like Pumpkin)