As the Pittsburgh half marathon draws nearer, I'm running more and more to try to gear up. Here's another round of running inspiration, via Pinterest.
Yeah, I "reward" myself with food way too often, and usually feel worse after indulging rather than better. Cramming sugar down my throat as a reward for a tough day? Not my best idea. I'd feel better if I went for a cleansing run or to a relaxing yoga class.
In the same vein, I try to look at the food I eat as fuel for the most important machine: my body. My runs are harder when all I've eaten is junk.
I have a lot of trouble with morning runs, mainly because my bed is so warm and comfy. I can usually drag myself to the gym after work (especially since I get home 1-3 hours before D does) but man, those mornings that I have a workout scheduled? Hard. As hard as running in the snow? Not even close.
This reminds me of the time when I heard that Barack and Michelle work out together whenever possible, usually getting up early to hit up the White House gym. If the leader of the country can make time, so can I.
It's true, I can't imagine not running. I know some day my knees will probably be shot, and I'll be too old for all this running nonsense. Hopefully that day doesn't come any time soon because I really, really love to run. Not every run, mind you--some individual runs are awful--but as a whole, running is amazing.