Runner’s High

Today’s long run could have gone really bad.

I did most everything right yesterday.

I compressed my legs (even slept in my sleeves)



Made sure to hydrate!



And of course, carbo loaded!





Then there were these…


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Ok…so those last two may not have been a good idea…but I think they may have been the reason my tummy was not happy this morning…

I woke up and was NOT feeling a run.

To make matters worse…this morning, when I got up for TWO seconds, Gusman ATE MY PRE RUN LARABAR!

Now that may seem like nothing to most people(and obvoiusly it isn’t…but I’m dramatic sometimes haha), but I like rituals.  Before every long run, I wake up, drink a cup of coffee,  eat a Larabar, and let my belly digest (I even tried a different bar earlier in the summer, and threw up during my run..not good).



Then Gus gave me that face and I decided I couldn’t be mad at him…I knew I needed to suck it up, eat something else, and get out there.

Well lucky for me, we still had that delicious California bread from Whole Foods.



So I ate a hunk of that and hit the road.



This morning I decided to hit Cherry Creak trail for awhile and it was a good choice.  Busy, but beautiful.  I took my first 5 miles slow (about 10 minute pace), because I knew I wanted to leave some in the tank.  I actually PUMPED Fall Out Boy for the first half of my run and before I knew it I was eating my chomps around midway.









To be honest, once I got over my bad self and hit the road, this ended up being one of the best long runs I’ve had this season.  Beautiful weather, beautiful trails…how can I complain?

I ended up feeling so good that I actually extended my long run to 10 miles…which I NEVER do.



And now, thanks to that run, I have a smile on my face that I canNOT get off 🙂  I LOVE RUNNERS HIGH!

Thank you running, for always reminding me why I keep coming back to you.

Maybe I will eat those cupcake bites before every run!

OK — time to enjoy my Saturday!

On the books for today: a new brunch spot and BAKING!!!!! YAY!  Come back for recipes and recap of brunch, of course 🙂

Happy Saturday All!

Question for the day:  When was the last time you had runner’s high?

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