As you can see, 4 miles does not agree with my hair. HA! It was a bit warmer than I've ever run in before - I was kind of worried about it, but once I crossed the footbridge, the breeze was HEAVENLY!! I took a few pics with my cell - they are crappy cell pics, but you can see how beautiful my run was!!
I promise, the bridge is not all bendy like that - it was just because I was trying to take the pic while running! I REALLY enjoyed this run - even though it was uber hard! I had never run on the bridge before! I can't wait until they build the second bridge - wow - what a cool run THAT will be!
Today while I was running, I worked very hard on my form. My friends Lindsey and Corky pointed out that I was too tense and tilting my head to the side. I was VERY diligent about not doing those things today. Every time I started to tense, I shook my arms out and relaxed. WOW what a difference! It was SO much easier to breathe that way!(except for when I ran through the cigarette smoke of people walking around the park - what's up with THAT shit?) My intercostals (muscles between the ribs) are KILLING me now - probably because I was breathing right for the first time ever! I am SO proud of myself for running 4 miles!! 10k is getting more and more attainable every time I lace up my shoes!
I was really down in the dumps for the last two days - so this morning I looked up some motivational running quotes and I found a few good ones I thought I'd share!!
I kept that last one in mind today while I was running. I was SO tired and SO sore - I wanted to quit at around mile 3.25 but I thought to myself "I can't quit! I'm not done yet!"
Ok - so now that I've blown you away with picture upon picture, I am going to bid you all good night. I'm sore, tired, and in desperate need of a shower! HA!
Have a great night! Thank you for reading! -Monica