Last night, cities across the world (yep, that’s right… Paris had an event!) participated in Boston Strong running events. Pavement Runner in San Francisco organized the series of runs and here in New York, Abby was the organizer of our run. It was AMAZING how many people showed up! (like honestly, a couple hundred!) I loved seeing all the bright Boston colors and feeling the happiness of everyone around.

I think it was such a great and important part of the healing process. I also got to see some of my favorites including Ashley, Beth and Kara:

(don’t you love Kara’s shirt? She got it from Ali.)

 

Running is awesome, but running with friends is even better.

I was supposed to get up early this morning for an easy five miles but since tomorrow is a rest day, I decided to flip the two. And so I’ve enjoyed a lazy morning (for the past 6 months, whenever I’ve had a rest day, I’ve woken up at 6 a.m. to get things done… but this morning, I hit the snooze button 4,562 times to sleep until 7:30. It was awesome).

People often ask me if I ever get sick of running and to be honest, I don’t. There are days when I wake up and I’m not really in the mood to go out for a run. If its manageable, I’ll try to switch it with a rest day… but if I’m in the midst of training, I’ll try to keep my schedule and push through the running blahs.

I think it’s so important to listen to your body and mind and know your limits of how you should push yourself… sometimes your mind likes to play tricks on you (you know, you really want to go for that run but that inner voice is telling you you shouldn’t) so it’s a fine line of learning when you should go and shouldn’t go. I always ask myself how mad at myself would I be in an hour if I didn’t go run? This usually answers it for me.

I’m a strong believer that you should keep running fun and do it when you want to, rather than feeling forced to do it. This morning was the best surprise I could have given my body and there is no anger at myself for skipping it… I’ll know I’ll get a good run in tomorrow and hopefully in a little warmer weather. Plus the snooze button fest was so worth it…

 

Did you participate in a #BostonStrong run? Tell me about it!

Snooze button: Love or hate it? 

How do you know if you need to give yourself a break from working out? 

 



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