Random Thoughts Thursday.

It’s truly been feeling like straight up springtime around these parts with the weather! That’s right, I’ve been busting back out the shorts and tank tops. I know this won’t last for long but I definitely am enjoying it while it lasts.

Yep, 70 degrees in November. I can get down with that.

I’ve been listening to a lot of country music lately. I get into moods like that where I want to listen to it more than other times. What can I say, I have super eclectic taste in jams. It’s my happy/working music.

And then other times I want to listen to hip hop on FULL blast. Or just high energy stuff especially when I teach spin class.

I am telling you I feel so good after making my 100 mile decision like a weight was lifted. I can literally enjoy the rest of my year and the holidays with friends and family without fretting about a looming race. Granted I am running the Jingle Bell Run the week before Christmas but even that one will be untimed. NO STRESS. ALL FUN.

I think I’ve developed a little reputation in my running community of being the ultra runner that always does THE MOST. Haha I am trying to change that. I want to be the ‘laid back’ runner.

Literally people will ask me during a social run, ‘oh, you running 30 miles today huh?’ And I guess it should be a flattering thing that people think I’m such a hard worker but…everyone’s gotta rest every now and again.

I never do ultra runs to impress other people, or to even do some impressive blog post. It’s always FOR ME. And I love it that way and always will. End rant.

-I really am looking forward to pressing the refresh / reset button on running though going on into the new year. I want to run more marathons, do some destination races, and of course some of my favorite ultras. I already feel it in my bones that 2020 will be a phenomenal year. Plus ending 2019 on a strong note with my 100k PR was icing on the cake.

Share your thoughts with me today! Any more ultra runners out there?

2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts Thursday.

  1. To most of nonrunners friends whether 30 miles or 50 miles or 13 miles, they are all the same. I am happy to tell them about my 5K and show them those medals, reinforcing the idea yeah, a 30 miles race is like a 5K.

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