He asked, “why are you in such a good mood?”

20150503_183142After a full week of no running, I finally went for an easy 2-miler yesterday!

When I got home Adam asked, “why are you in such a good mood?” Ummm … I WENT RUNNING!

Isn’t it obvious? Non-runners are so clueless about these things! 🙂

This week I’m officially back in training mode and I’ll be slowly ramping up my mileage. Before March I was running between 110 – 115 miles per month, and in April I ran about 30 miles in total. It’s going to take time and hard work to get my mileage back up but I’m up for the challenge.

I’m hoping that running turns out to be a lot like riding a bike, and the long run comes back to me quickly!

Scenes from my run:



I really have no choice but to be up for the challenge this month because I saw the “M” word pop up in my training overview yesterday:

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The “M” word being Marathon of course! Next month my journey towards marathon #2 begins!

I am sure once August and September roll around I will be somewhat glad that I got bursitis in March and it required me to take some time off to rest my legs.

I’ve been a total resting champ – I’m taking lots of cat naps on the weekends these days :).


I did manage to drag myself out of the house yesterday afternoon to search the mall for the perfect rose gold watch. I didn’t find one that I really loved, but I also didn’t want to go home empty handed so I got a nice, plain yellow gold watch.


It’s got a smaller band than my current yellow gold watch and  I think it’ll pair nicely with almost anything.

I will find the perfect rose gold watch someday!

How was your weekend? Did you get outside for any fun activities? 

What’s your weekly / monthly mileage like right now? On the low end or the high end?



  1. May 4, 2015 / 5:26 am

    Right now my mileage is lower than usual but Im slowly building up since I took about 3 weeks off from running in March. i feel like my fitness is returning, but I am still being really careful not to ramp things up too quickly. Yay for running again!

  2. May 4, 2015 / 6:24 am

    I hope your hip cooperates as you increase your training! This weekend, I tried the elliptical on both Saturday and sunday. I was only limited to 10 minutes at a time but it went well for the most part.

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that you were able to do the elliptical two days in a row! I saw that pic of you in what looked like heels the other day and thought you must be feeling a lot better! 🙂

  3. May 4, 2015 / 6:54 am

    Non-runners are so clueless, ha ha! You always post the most beautiful photos of your runs. Your plan to ease back into training is a good one. Very excited that your marathon training starts soon!

  4. May 4, 2015 / 8:21 am

    That watch is very stylish! I am glad you got to run. There is nothing like a good run after some time off. Augh I can’t wait to run again…

  5. May 4, 2015 / 8:28 am

    April was such an off month for me. I only ran 60-some miles. I had been running 100+ months, I think March was 130. Getting sick + falling during a run really took its toll.

    One day a few months ago when I was really moping around the house and just being cranky for no reason, my husband rather pointedly asked me if I would be going for a run soon. He definitely knows the endorphin boosting benefits of running.

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      When I am extra grumpy Adam tells me to lay down for a nap! LOL

      I would actually say a good nap makes me as happy as a good run, so maybe he does know a thing or two about me 🙂

  6. May 4, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I’m glad that you’re running without pain now; you’ll be able to build up the mileage again soon! I’m so excited to hear about your progress as you get into the marathon training.

    I just finished my second 5k but i’m already dreaming of when I’ll be able to tackle the marathon!

    My monthly mileage was around 30 for April because I needed to take some rest for my hip flexor but I’m ambitious for my May total!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      You will get there! I totally remember running my first couple of 5Ks and absolutely drooling over the thought of someday running a half and then a full. It’s a fun journey getting there! Enjoy every minute of it because you only get to run your first 10 miler, 13.1, 15 miler, 20 miler, etc. once and they are all such exciting milestones to hit!!

  7. May 4, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Yikes….the M word lol. Isn’t it exciting to start a new training cycle all the while knowing weeks down the road you will be hating the cycle lol.

    I actually got out for a run Saturday, I don’t think my body knew what was going on.

    Mileage is wayyyyyyyy down. Posting about that today 🙂

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:11 pm

      Our mileage was about the same last month – it’s time for us to redeem ourselves and pick up the miles this month (in a safe way, haha)!

      What are your plans for marathoning? You need to write up an update!

  8. May 4, 2015 / 10:26 am

    I love what running does for my disposition…nothing else does that. I hope that hip acts right now!
    Love those gorgeous views 🙂
    I am afraid of the M words stilll, but I like to follow you vicariously.

  9. May 4, 2015 / 11:05 am

    Your long run will be back before you know it! It always feels so tough at first but then all of a sudden it’s back. Those beach pictures are beautiful! I am always in such a good mood when I get back from running in the morning, my husband can’t believe I haven’t had coffee yet and I’m so hyper.

  10. May 4, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Hahaha isn’t it amazing how much a short run can do for your mood?! I completely understand that feeling 🙂

    And I like that new watch! I feel like watches are quickly being replaced by just using our phones to look at the time but I think a pretty watch is still such a classic look!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:12 pm

      Hahaha yes you are so right! A couple of my watches have dead batteries but I still wear them because #fashion! 🙂

  11. May 4, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    My mileage was down last week. I had to take time off due to sore legs from yard work and sprinting. (But not sprinting, while doing yard work!)
    I like your watch. My husband just had my “dress watch” fixed after being out of commission for 5 years. I forgot I was wearing it and stuck my hand in a water bucket while gardening. I am trying to pay more attention, but I ruin a lot of things like that by not changing before going outside and putzing in the gardens. (Life lesson from Mr. Rogers FAIL!)

  12. May 4, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Glad you were able to get out and run again! Love the watch.. Michael Kors has a really pretty rose gold watch that I have my eye on!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Same here – that is one MK rose gold watch that I like. I’m just not sure I love it and for the price .. I need to love it! haha

  13. May 4, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Isn’t it funny how running can put you in SUCH a good mood, especially after time off?!

    I am in awe of your mileage. I rarely break 50 or 60 for a month!!

    • May 4, 2015 / 10:14 pm

      When I am running 100+ miles per month I’m usually doing run/walk on a lot of those miles! 🙂

  14. May 4, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Running always makes me feel better too. If I come home from a stressful day at work, a good, chill run will make me feel like 100 times better.

    Right now my milage is pretty standard for me (between 20-30). I’ve never been a particularly high milage runner, but I’m trying to build up to being comfortable in the 30’s.

  15. May 5, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    The title for this post is great. My fiance isn’t much of a runner – he’s in the middle of C25k right now – but he does know what a big difference it makes on my mood. He’s usually pretty quick to suggest I go on a run if I’m being grouchy or anxious about things.

    Yay for base building! I’m looking forward to reading about your Chicago training.

  16. May 5, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    So happy to see those pretty run pics again! Cute watch! Right now my mileage ranges from 15-20s…hoping to bump up over the next couple of weeks.

  17. May 6, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Hahaha, non-runners will NEVER understand that feeling. Glad to hear you’re feeling good and slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things! 🙂

  18. May 10, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Yes, people that don’t run do not understand. When I have a great run in the morning I feel good about it for the rest of the day and I’m usually happy to have gotten that run in.