The Long Run From Hell

I put off writing this post all day because of how terrible my long run was today. I had absolutely no desire to relive it, so this post just kept getting put off. However, I did survive and I will run another day (tomorrow), so things could be worse right?

Let’s start from the beginning.

Time: 2:31

Distance: 18.11 [...]

Enjoying My Day Off

This day off of work has been absolutely wonderful. Who knew that life could be enjoyed so much when I am not stuck sitting at the front desk for 7 hours at a time? There is so much more freedom. I don’t have to have someone come and sit in my position for two minutes while [...]

Sweet Potato Hash

Happy Saturday! How are we all doing today? Pretty good on this end.

I got my long run in.
Had an easy day at work.
Made a much needed Whole Foods trip.
Cleaned the apartment.
Made sweet potato hash for dinner (recipe at the end of the post).

I had to wake up pretty early to get my long run in before [...]

Long Run Love

It is finally Sunday! I have been looking forward to today all week! Why do you ask? Please read the title

I think I might have a love affair with long runs; we are seriously meant for each other. There is nothing sweeter than the rush of adrenaline that you get from finishing a long [...]

My Bags Are Packed… I’m Ready To Go

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
-James Oppenheim

Haha I was totally listening to Pandora a few minutes ago and this song came on. Totally made me even more excited about my upcoming trip home tomorrow

P.S CSI is a good show

My insomnia has finally disappeared. [...]

Cooling Off

How is everyone’s weekend coming along? Mine is coming along pretty well actually

I was planning on running before work this morning, but I totally turned off my alarm clock when it started to buzz at me to get up. There was no way I was getting up at 5:30 to run, especially on a [...]

Move Along

“Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.”
-Christine Bovee

I am SO GLAD THIS RUN WAS OVER. IT WAS TOUGH!

Time: 2:39:44

Distance: 19.6 miles

Average Pace: 8:09 per mile

I thought about going to sleep around 8:00 last night but I got sucked into a movie and I stayed up another two hours. It was just so good! Has anyone seen [...]

Mentally Tough

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.”
-Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Long run Saturday

Time: 2:35:07

Distance: 19.31 miles

Average Pace: 8:02 per mile

Well my morning was kind of a bust… I woke up around 6:30 because I wanted to [...]

I Am Stupid!

“It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.”
-Frank Duff

That quote completely goes against what I did today. Read on to find out why

Time: 2:40:28

Distance: 19.81 miles

Average Pace: 8:06 per mile

It woke up to a beautiful day in Tuscaloosa. [...]

I Like It Rough

“If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.”
-Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902)

My run today was ROUGH!

Time: 2:35:45

Distance: 20.36 miles

Average Pace: 7:39 per mile

I slept in until 7:30 this morning

That is both good and bad… [...]