Even though it is a lovely day out for a run, I still struggled this morning to get out the door.Let’s be honest here. Some days I don’t want to run. And I’m like, “Mary, why do you do this?”
Especially if I have to run up a hill to the Cathedral like I did today. It’s worth it… but I hate hills.
I’m not really sure why I run, honestly. If I had to narrow it down, I think I’d list my top reasons as: 1) I love to get outside; 2) I love training to achieve a goal; 3) I love the feel-good soreness afterwards; 4) I love wandering in my thoughts; 5) I love the running community & my running club. And okay, 6) I love eating endless slices of pizza.
Anyways, after I started thinking about all the good things that come from a run, it was a lot easier to lace up my sneaks! Breezy temps helped me move my feet as well.A TV for you on Macomb St.Need a break? Have a seat on this couch on Connecticut Ave.
Rewind to #5 on my list… last night Anthony and I joined the DC Road Runners for the Track Championships!The big event was hostes at Washington & Lee High School and had more than 250 runners! The one-mile sprint was super fun and I somehow smiled the whole way even though I thought I was going to collapse.6:12 finish time. 3 seconds slower than my results from last year, but I’ll take it! My only goal was to beat this lady in the pink socks, which I did. I’m sure she’s a nice woman but sometimes you just have to arbitrarily make a temporary enemy.
Anthony crushed it in 5:11. He is a cheetah.But then we all got crushed by the last wave of runners — the Elite pack! Top woman finished in 5:00 flat. How is that possible?If I got to break through a banner after every run, I bet I would be a lot faster. Happy Thursday to you!
- Top 3 reasons you run?
- Ever run/broke through a banner?!! What does it feel like?
- Are you competitive when you race?
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- Active Life DC: Things to do this weekend, July 27-28
- NY Times: Can you get to much exercise?