This morning I woke up and saw this quote on my Facebook News Feed from Runner’s World:

“There is no such thing as an average runner. We are all above average.” – Hal Higdon

Thanks, RW. Exactly what I needed to see this morning! It looked a little toasty outside and boy, I underestimated how much it has warmed up. It’s supposed to be in the mid-60s today and the sun is shining. Hard to believe that earlier this week we had a few inches of snow on the ground.

The one thing I don’t link about taper (well, there are a few things…) is the fact that my legs always feel tired during the shorter “long runs,” which plays with the whole mental readiness for the race. I mean, I know the whole getting married and going on a honeymoon thing kind of threw a wrench into this training plan/my fitness level, but I didn’t even feel this “blah” when I ran 20 miles a few weekends ago. That’s OK, get the “blahs” out now and be ready to go next weekend. Right?

Speaking of races, how awesome does this look?!

The Glow Run is a one of a kind 5K Run/Walk experience. We light up the night with glowing runners making their way through the 3.1 mile course followed by a post-race after party featuring a beer garden* and local DJs spinning music late into the night. Grab your friends and come show us how you GLOW!

It’s a twist on the color run… and sounds pretty awesome! I love these adventure races that are popping up (like the Foam 5K?! How amazing does that sound!). The Glow Run has a few more races this year/early next and Brooklyn is listed as “TBA.” I hope they announce a date for it soon!

What’s your favorite inspirational running quote? Do you find that taper phase messes with your mind more than anything? Have you run the Glow Run or Foam 5K? Tell me about it!

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