Friday’s run went extremely well. I slipped into my Kinvara’s and entered into a blissful 4 miler. It’s hard to describe how much I’ve been missing this. Each run until today has felt a little off, a little painful, a little slow and not exactly right. But that changed. I had a big realization of why I run. It’s not because i’m trying to escape the day, or to hide feelings or to bury sadness. I run to discover myself. I run to find myself. Deep into a run is where i figure out who I am.
I came to the realization that I’m a little crazy. I’m slightly wild. I’m definitely something better than what I thought. There’s a crazy awesome world out there and i want to run all over it. I’m sharing this today because I’ve had quite the mix of emotions lately and I keep forgetting what drives me. Being happy.
“We’re crying out, honestly, this Wild Blood, will set us all free.” -Lovedrug
Sunday evening, after moving apartments and no sleep I went out for a “long run.” I incorporated some hills this time around and although my endurance isn’t what it used to be, and my speed isn’t there, my heart is biggest now than ever before. I’m going to cross the finish line in Chicago with everything left on the course.
Tuesday: 30min upper back, 20 min Kettle Bell workout/leg stretching
Wednesday: 3.2m easy, 20 abs
Thursday: 20min chest, 10 abs
Friday: 4.1m easy, 1hr 30min Armageddon Arm workout (haha), 10 abs
Saturday: moved–so basically hours of lifting
Sunday: 5.5m easy/hills, day 2 of moving
Total Miles: 12.8
July 4th Plans?
Got any Wild Blood in you?
06/30/2014 at 4:03 PM
90 minutes of arms? I wouldn’t be able to move for a week. I’ve definitely got a little wild blood in me, remind me to force you to listen to some country songs that speak to it 😉
06/30/2014 at 4:12 PM
Armageddon Arm workout?!?! For 90 minutes?? Now that sounds right up my alley!! I definitely have a bit of Wild Blood in me. I love every damn drop. 🙂
06/30/2014 at 9:28 PM
06/30/2014 at 4:13 PM
I hear you about the Wild Blood! Congrats on a great run – so, do those sleeves really help keep you cool?
06/30/2014 at 9:28 PM
Those.. funny enough are my calf sleeves. My arms hurt so bad after friday I slipped them on to compress..
06/30/2014 at 6:22 PM
Whoa – those guns … and I have to love the smile as well. You go for a menacing pose and an endearing look! haha talk about an enigma!
I knew there was a song in there – not one I knew, so I had to cut in between one son’s ’90s Hip Hop’ station and the new Deadmau5 to check it out 🙂
And it is so true on the ‘self’ we find in our running … it means so much to me, and honestly is why my #1 goal is always ‘the ability to run tomorrow’ … and it was worked for me for 25 years now, allowing me to always have my inner self close at hand.
06/30/2014 at 9:27 PM
Haha thanks, a lot of time is being spent on my upper body since I’m not running heavy. Good motto, being able to run tomorrow. .I like that!
06/30/2014 at 9:16 PM
No wild blood here. Just tame, or boring as some call it…good to hear your runs are improving, bit by bit.
06/30/2014 at 9:26 PM
Totally! Tame and boring is sometimes a great thing 🙂
07/01/2014 at 2:58 AM
yay for blissful runs! I’m hoping to have one later today. I will channel your wild blood!
07/01/2014 at 11:33 AM
I had to look that song up and I like it! I definitely have some Wild Blood but tend to keep it hidden nicely. 🙂 My 4th of July plans are to run in a 5k and then enjoy the weekend with my parents.
07/01/2014 at 3:03 PM
Great post. I often forget why I started this sport and have to remind myself of all the benefits. Plus I’m a lot crazy, I purposely look for hard trails and hot days to better my fitness, who does that lol.