This is where we’ll be running to tomorrow. My favorite spot on my favorite trail. A place I rarely ever get to, because it takes hours of trail running to reach. Weez and I are running 18 miles tomorrow – the second longest run I’ll be doing before the Boston marathon. I can’t believe it’s only 4 weeks away. It’s this dream that’s been floating around in my mind and heart for so many weeks, months, years and holy moly I can’t believe I’m a month away from actually BEING there. My heart just skipped a beat writing that sentence. I’m so excited.
18 miles is a long ways to go. I’m giddy with excitement. 18 miles is like an adventure, you know? You’re out there running for 3 hours, in the woods, on the trails, just soaking it all in. I’ve always always always loved the long runs. If I can stay injury free, I know in my heart I want to move on up to ultras. They’re where my heart and legs belong.
Tonight I’m going to make sure to get a nutritious dinner (we’re going to Olive Garden to celebrate an anniversary) and get to bed early. The weather in the AM is suppose to be sunny and high 40s. Perfection.
Oh, I also bought new running shoes this morning! I’ve been a Nike gal my whole running life but with the ITB problems and orthotics and blister issues I’ve had/been having, I decided to change it up. I went to the Boulder Running Co to have my stride analyzed in different shoes and we found a new pair that should work well for me. They’re called Brooks Defyance and I’m looking forward to testing them out.
How often do you buy new running shoes?
Are you running long this weekend? How far are you going?
Do you have a favorite spot to run?
Have a great weekend! See ya on Monday!