Hello! How’s it going? Over here it’s going good. But I woke up at 3:30am. THREE THIRTY A.M. What the heck? Darn time change. Vegas woke up with me. I waited for the sun to come up so I could run.
The weather is perfect for running – cool, misty mornings. I’m not running a lot right now though. Since I just started with my running coach we’re slowly beginning to incorporate varying my paces and don’t want to just add that to my usual mileage (that might cause an injury). I ran 5 miles today at an easy pace. I also have a half marathon coming up, so he wants me to take it easy because of that too.
Post-run breakfast was cereal and eggs.
And the rest of my day was filled with a lot of Spark and iced coffee. Since I was awake so early I started to hit a major slump before lunch!
What I do when I wake up at 3:30am for no reason:
- Wait for the sun to come up so I can go run.
- Go run.
- Eat breakfast earlier than usual. Actually, eat all meals and snacks earlier than usual.
- Drink tons of Spark.
- Consider taking a nap.
- Complain on social media that I’ve been up since 3:30am.
Luckily, Spark always gives me a perfect boost of energy. I’m completely obsessed with this stuff and sip it everyday. For some reason I don’t drink coffee past breakfast time so I switch out my beverage of choice to this.
(I’m an Advo Distributor and I really do use this stuff daily and recommend it to all my non-internet friends too. Email me if you have questions.)
I saw a lot of super inspiring runners on the news after this weekend’s New York City Marathon and Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Here are a few articles on some very impressive marathon finishers from this year:
Blind Runner Does NYC Marathon via NY Post
Achilles Int’l Helps Disabled Runners via NY Daily News
96 year old finished NYC Marathon with a shot via Runners World:
YOU can do anything you want. Believe it. Believe in yourself.
It’s day 8 of Pile on the Miles. No matter how you’ve done so far in the challenge – SHOW UP for yourself today.
This is a new day and a chance for you to rock whatever workout you choose. (If you are having a hard time staying motivated share that on social media too – we can support each other. Use #RERMiles to communicate with others doing the challenge.)
Pile on the Miles Day 8
This week’s running challenge is sponsored by Nathan. They are giving away a Speedraw Plus Waterbottle and a Neutron Fire Runner’s Headlamp to 7 different POTMers! Check in each day with your POTM update to be entered to win.
Leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to WIN a Nathan Headlamp and Handheld Waterbottle! Closes tomorrow at 9pm PST.
*Use #RERMiles on social media to share your progress!!*
Question: What are you doing today to show up for yourself? What is your POTM check in?
Me: Yesterday I did 5 miles… gotta check my schedule for today.
Disclaimer: Nathan is providing the prizes for this week’s POTM challenge. All opinions are my own.