My first run at the beach in almost a week!

Yesterday was the first time this week that I ran down to the beach! That is how you know I’ve been having a weird week.

It was good to be reunited with those awesome crashing waves. The wind was crazy though – the sand was stinging my skin it was flying at me so hard! I didn’t mind though because I’m always so happy at the beach!

beach at night

I guess I am learning to run faster because I went out just to do four miles at an easy/comfortable pace and each mile ended up being about 25 seconds faster than my normal comfortable pace! I wasn’t even trying.

In fact, I didn’t even look at my Garmin during the run (and I couldn’t hear it beep because I had my earbuds in).

I guess this is beginner’s “luck” with speedwork where I’ll make quick improvements at first. I’ll take it : )!

Even though the weather was in the low 70s and windy, I still worked up quite a sweat. I think maybe I have that excessive sweating condition?


My earbuds are in but I wasn’t listening to music. I actually listened to a show through the ESPN app on my phone. I really liked that and I think I’ll be doing it a lot more in the future! (Go Dolphins / Go Heat)

My hair has been SUPER crazy lately. I am in bad need of a haircut and I fear that I have a thousand split ends. My hair dresser is not going to be happy with me.


… Guess what day today is? One week until my winter vacation at work begins! Let us begin counting down the days. I really need this time to refresh my mind for big things in 2014!

Have you started thinking about your resolutions yet (or do you think resolutions are lame)?Β 



  1. December 13, 2013 / 7:00 am

    I love that speedwork begins to improve pace almost immediately because it shows your body what it’s capable of.

    I make resolutions every year. I’ve only ever kept them when they’re about running! This year I’m bullying Matt into making a resolution too haha.

    • December 13, 2013 / 8:48 am

      Same here! I’ve tried to make resolutions about other things but they never work out. I think last year I said I was going to spend less money online and I’m pretty sure that didn’t happen, haha

  2. December 13, 2013 / 11:21 am

    I think we should make resolutions in January, but we should also make them in June. June should be called “national accountability month”

    congrats on the instant improvements!

    • December 13, 2013 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks Bryan! I think National Accountability Month should also come in February. I notice every year that the January crowding in the gym tends to go back down to normal levels around then πŸ™‚

  3. December 13, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    You look like you had a great run! I need to work on my speed work. Motivate me! Its so intimidating.

  4. December 13, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    I get sweaty like that too lol It’s still pretty warm there! I ran in 40 degrees ansd it felt warm. Must be very cool to run by the beach πŸ™‚