I’ve been running mostly easy since returning to running in November. There have been some hard miles here and there when I feel up to it or get bored with the easy stuff.
The last 10 min of the tempo, I had a mixture of ugly faces, big smiles and lot’s of singing (hopefully not out loud). Usually on my easy runs, I people watch like crazy and “live tweet” from the treadmill, but I could have easily been the subject of a “live tweet” yesterday. “Girl with the bad boob job needs to stop smiling and making ugly faces at the same time.” (Only 5 more weeks until these expanders are out- won’t be bad for long!!) Something about the last few minutes of a tough workout, I usually end up smiling because the hard work has felt good and I’m so thankful to have accomplished it and complete it. Ready to take on the world. Or at least take on Marshall for the rest of the day.
I have 5 more weeks of building before I have my reconstruction surgery. I’m planning to hit 20 miles for my long run sometime during the week of January 6th. I’ll feel much better about my 4 week post surgery down time if I have a 20 miler under my belt first!
And when the winter comes- the treadmill & I become good friends. And with the treadmill comes a lot more music listening. I actually don’t mind cold weather running too much myself (if it’s not 5am or still dark out), but honestly the treadmill is just easier than a stroller run when it’s super cold out.
So here’s a little playlist action for you:
1. Outta My System– My Morning Jacket
2. Sydney – Brett Dennen
3. Only Prettier – Miranda Lambert
4. Safe and Sound – Capitol Cities
5. Holdin on to Black Metal – My Morning Jacket
6. Something Beautiful – NeedtoBreathe
7. B.O.B. – Outkast
8. Heart of the City – Jay-Z
9. The Fixer – Pearl Jam
10. 25 to Life – Eminem
11. My Chick Bad – Ludacris
12. ATLiens – Outkast
13. Lover of the Light – Mumford and Sons
14. Marker in the Sand – Pearl Jam
15. Sounds like Hallelujah – The Head and the Heart