Taking the Bad Runs in Stride
A few days ago I posted about how I ran 3 miles @ 13:51 pace with ease. Last night I run/walked 3 miles @ 14:55 pace and it required a lot of effort.
I know I’m not the only one who has good days and bad days, so I thought I would talk about some of the things that help me to take even the bad running days in stride.
1. I play a GREAT song on repeat and imagine that I am a really amazing singer belting it out in concert for my fans :).
2. I pretend I am in the final mile(s) of a race and need to keep pushing. I visualize a course I’ve been on before to make it feel more realistic. These days I always visualize the final miles of the Miami Half course since that’s my next big race.
3. I think about what I would say if I met < insert any famous person >.
4. I write out the draft of a blog post.
5. I think about what kind of marketing campaign I could run for < insert business > if I had an unlimited budget. Like, seriously Nike call me because I have ideas.*
*I work for an advertising agency so this isn’t a super strange thing for me to daydream about haha :).
Really though, the thing that always helps me keep moving forward is the concert thing! Last night the song I played on repeat was Dirrty by Christina Aguilera. It’s such a classic. Plus when Redman says “Christina you nasty” I’m like “who me? ;)” #nastywoman
When I got home I asked Cecil to take a selfie with me because that’s a totally normal thing to do with your cat.
He wanted you to see the bottom of his feet. Those cute little paws will soon be making the first ornament that will be displayed in our new house for Christmas. I bought this pawprint ornament making kit the other day on Amazon and it just arrived!
I can’t wait to use it! Supposedly you just press your pet’s paw into the clay and then bake it. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Have you ever made your own ornament?
Do you have special tree ornaments that represent your pet?
How do you keep moving forward during tough runs?