“There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.”
I’ve been a bit annoyed with my best friend’s lack of motivation lately. She has signed up for both the RnR Portland 10K as well as the RnR Seattle Half Marathon, but the most she has run so far is 3 miles. I think she’s underestimating the events, and it’s kinda ticking me off. Since our schedules don’t match, and she’s not signed up for the Fleet Feet training program, we don’t get to run together often. When she finally finds the time for physical activity, she’d run 2 miles max or walk a few miles with her fiancé. And don’t get me started on bad/cold weather—she wants none of that. I just hope she doesn’t become too overwhelmed by the distance after the 10K and give up the Half.
Anyway, on to the main topic… Week 4 in pictures:
Thursday sunset run
Wet, but energized Saturday morning run with group
“I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know, everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold, yeah. I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good.”
2013 has been an incredibly tough year for me, I got laid off and am still having a hard time finding a job now. I try to stay optimistic, but some days I get really depressed, who doesn’t right? On those days I am extra thankful for: friends, the distraction from a tough workout, sometimes tv/movies, but the best cure for the blues for me is music. Lately my go-to is Kid Cudi – Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix). The original is good too, but I love the remix.
The above quote really hits me, it makes me remember that I’ll be okay.
Do you have a favorite blues-busting song?
I have been a huge baby lately. I should start training, especially since I have never run further than 3 miles and I want to slowly build miles. I NEED to start building up my miles if I’m ever going to run 13.1 miles!
I need to also watch my diet. I was on a great streak until my birthday happened and I slacked off, BIG TIME. Oops. Time to reel it in, to start getting serious. It’s time to figure out why my lower back starts tightening up in the beginning of my runs lately…