This post was done under the influences of "Make it Rain", by Travis Porter-
Keep them mile markers coming, they gonna make me run.
Great run today brought to you by my Mrs!
My phone alarm was set for 4:30 am, 10 miles this morning. I like having time to get my body ready for the medium length runs and stretch when I'm done.... Yea , it didn't go off, not the first time this happened. Back up alarm set for 4:50.. but wife alarm 4:44. She woke up and realized the travesty that occurred and woke me up. Thank you!
Thought about cutting a mile off to make sure I would get to work in time.. screw it , YOLO. Set Endomondo to 10 miles, throw on my Friday game face (shit eating grin like my dad would call it ) , and get outside to a crisp 50 degrees.
My brain decides to loop Thrift shop verses ad nauseum as I started my jog, does this track end?! I normally don't take pics on substance run days, but it looked like the lake was bleeding into the sky:
|The sunrise only got better after this|
My legs felt amazing today. Not sure if it was the giant pasta dinner or the two desserts I ate, but I felt fresh. Today called for 1.5 miles warm up, 7 miles around marathon pace, 1.5 cool down. I did a fartlek every half mile. Hit my marks today after being off pace for a week. Here are the splits (turn around at mile 5 and developed a bit of a side stitch with running into a breeze. Took it easy for a mile and was fine)
|Next week..Training officially starts!|
Today's shout out goes to Mr V. I learned his name a few weeks ago, but for months I would see him taking a morning walk with his girlfriend and would give me a vibrant greeting. Now I see him on a bike ride with his lady on the first half of my run, then he goes for a jog when I am on my way back. Always gives a upbeat feeling to the run.
As I had my Friday face one, I thought more people would be feeling the spirit. Here is the breakdown - Edgewater/Uptown: Smiles, waves, verbal hellos , hit Lakeview: Not sure if they want to commit to a nod or wave, participation wanes, Lincoln Park: Did someone piss in your wheaties? I"m not sure if its just chance, age difference by hood, or what, but you guys are on alert! At least be happy it is Friday and you are awesome enough to be running before 6am!
I got home and the lights were off in my place. I forgot my shoes glow in the dark and tried capturing the neatness of it:
That's all I got.
Do you have a happy Friday run planned or done?
Do you glow in the dark too?