Rest Day Reflections #3

This week was busy, what with my dissertation proposal meeting and all. I got in most of my workouts, although I did take an extra rest day. I am all for pushing myself, but some days it’s better to listen to my body and give myself a break. Biggest running triumph this week was my new longest run ever of 20 miles!

Week Stats:

Miles Run: 30
Yoga Classes: 1
Strength Training Sessions: 1
Weeks Until Marathon: 7
New Long Run PB: 20 miles

Things I am Grateful for This Week:

1) Chocolate
Some days nothing hits the spot like a little chocolate. I bought myself a pack of M&Ms earlier in the week and saved them as a treat for after my long run. It was a delicious way to celebrate 20 miles!

Mmmmm

Mmmmm

2) Silly Music
My running playlist is long, so sometimes an unexpected song comes on and gives me a little extra pep! Yesterday, for example, the theme song to Men in Black came on around mile fifteen.

3) Motivational Running Quotes
There are lots of running quotes out there and while they are often cheesy, sometimes they provide me with just the inspiration I need. This weekend, my Runner’s World calendar reminded me of the importance of seeking peace in running and in life.

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“Running is all about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived.” – Dean Karnazes

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