Thursday, already?The sun seems to say yes. I’m really into sunrises this week. (Can you spot the Washington monument peeking out?)I’ll be honest. I was sort of looking forward to this run, but about two miles in I realized it just wasn’t my day.
At about that same time I ran into a man on the street who gave me some flowers. I think he might have been intoxicated but it was still a lovely surprise!I finished, slowly but surely, and tallied up some more miles for my marathon training.About every training cycle I get kind of burned out at this point in the game. This article, this article, and this article all speak about runners’ burnout and basically recommend the same “cures”: change up your running routine and routes and/or take a break from running. Unfortunately since this week and next week are my peak training weeks for the race, the latter isn’t really an option! Though this article does recommend getting a new pair of shoes as a way to stay motivated, which I totally support. Ha.
But. I just have to stay positive and I can make it!
Another reason why I might have been a bit groggy this morning:Anthony found out that District of Pi was having a special event last night for Schlafly beer. One of my favorite beers, at one of my favorite restaurants?! Sign me up.It was awesome. The bartenders had 10+ Schlafly beers on tap. We had a lager and an amber ale, both of which were delicious.We have been really good about not going out to eat for Lent. We tried to order a pizza as an “appetizer,” not a full meal, but…
Have a good day!
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