Drizzly day, half of the run with Shelby, some hills and a sore knee.
Unlike Felice I am not always a Happy Runner. I am no Eeyore…
I would say about 75% of the time you will find me with a dimpled grin. Today was one of the Run Happy days. My work-running-buddy Shelby and I FINALLY reconnected. She joined me for the first 3.5 of my 6 mile run. Time flew by as we chatted about everything from the past few weeks.
We trekked at a comfortable pace and before I knew it I had to drop her off.
What next?? HILLS… I spaced last night and never got around to icing…UGH!! So my knee was a bit iffy. I decided I would do 3 hills, followed by a quick last mile back to the office. I saw my high five buddy (HERE) working the hills and shot a pretty smile his way. My legs felt good, but I am still very SLOW traversing the inclines. I know it is mental but when will I get over it? TRAINING!
After the 3rd hill I was ready for the flat land. There were 3 serious looking runners ahead at a good clip. If you ever watch me run you will notice that I SPEED UP when people are around. I felt like I was chasing these men and REALLY wanted to pass them, I sped up putting the athlete inside to the test…. but they stopped before I could pass…GRRR!
Past the Pipe smoker, around the corner and a FAST Sprint to the finish. Oh yes, I made that last mile MINE. And to boot I was wearing this adorable shirt that Brooks Running sent me…
How can you not run happy and fast wearing brink orange? Shop HERE if you are interested.. This shirt ROCKS!!
FYI my Bloggy Buddies are back on my reading list. YIPPEE!!!