And it became a race

Today was my last short run of the week. 4 miles. It was easy at times, and hard at times. Have you ever had those dreams where you are trying to run away from something and your legs feel heavy, or like you’re running in water? That is what parts of my run felt like today. I was really upset and thinking, “Why am I doing so terrible on my runs?” “Why have they been so difficult lately?” Then I thought, “I love running, This should be fun.” So I stopped focusing on how terrible I thought I was doing and began to be thankful that I am able to run with out the pain I was experiencing just a few weeks ago. I began to look around at the beautiful neighborhoods I was running through, breathing fresh air, and just being happy. I felt much better after that.

Then my run became a race. I had about a 1/2 mile to go and I heard someone behind me catching up. So naturally I sped up 🙂 Then out of the corner of my eye I saw it was a man running pushing a stroller. “Hell no, this guy is not gonna beat me pushing a stroller” was pretty much my thought, minus some expletives (I have a potty mouth). So I went even faster, and so did he. Did he know we were racing? I was a little sad that I was done with my run (race) cause I wanted to keep ahead of him. But then I saw my car and had to stop and cool down. I feel like I won cause I was ahead until I had to stop – which would be considered the end of the race 🙂 Also, I am still trying to take it easy otherwise I would have kept going! Here is my route today:

Marathon Training – Short Run 4 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.


Alright, so I signed up for this thing called Foodie Pen Pals. It is through this great blog I found called And I found this blog through another blog I follow This month will be my first month participating and I am super excited!! I just got everything to send to my first Foodie Pen Pal today, I really hope she likes it!


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