HELLO WEEKEND! I hope the weather will be beautiful where you are and you've got some fantastic weekend plans! I'm debating signing up for the half marathon on Sunday morning here (my legs feel great and I LOVE this race!). The sign-up is a minute away from where I work, so I think I'll head over there this afternoon and if there's space- sign-up and if there isn't, I'll take it as a sign and do a run by myself instead! Anyone else ever sign-up for a race last-minute? How'd it go?!? We were originally going to go camping this weekend, but decided to do some gardening/ go see Star Wars/ Relax and go backpacking next weekend!
2 things we're NOT doing this month --> NO purchasing new clothes & NO pizza! We have a habit of getting frozen pizza when there's nothing left in the fridge and it's starting to become a bad habit...so we're squashing that one.
I'm also really looking forward to finally getting in more trail running over the Summer since the trails are finally starting to dry out. I think adding in trails will help me get stronger and get me closer to obtaining a BQ for 2020! I'll share my outline that I'm putting together to help me get closer to a BQ when it's finished (probably sometime next week), but right now- getting stronger is key (especially since I've got my 50k coming up in mid-July!). What are some goals that are slightly out of your reach, but keep you motivated?
I just finished Scott Jurek's book, North-Finding My Way While Running While Running The Appalachian Trail and I have to say, it's been one of the BEST books I've read in a while! It molded two of my favorite reads, running & hiking. I'm pretty obsessed with reading about anyones journey on the AT and this book had so many wonderful tips to help you get through difficult runs or moments.
I read it directly before and during my relay and I found myself on my relay run reflecting on Scott's journey. He made it through a difficult section and was pretty seriously injured and just kept repeating to himself 'just keep moving' --> I continuously repeated this to myself during Day #3 when the weather made things hard!
I found myself relating to Scott and his wife, Jenny (who also narrates in the book and shares her view...she provides humor and also very relatable viewpoints from the significant-other side). His journey throughout the book is incredible and I highly recommend reading! I breezed through it in 2 weeks! Another amazing thing that I didn't know- Scott began running to cope with his mother's MS diagnosis! So incredible.
What book are you currently reading? --> just started Deena Kastor's new book, Let Your Mind Run, and already having a hard time putting it down!
What are your weekend plans?
Star Wars- yay or nay? -->waiting a week past the opening date to go see it in theaters is pretty rare for us!! ; )