.Run in the Sun.Today was a great running day. Blue skies, warm temp, and sunshine! I thought for sure after a great 4th of July night with friends, I would not be up for running in the morning. I worked early at 5:30 am and was off at 9 am. Right when I stepped outside I knew I just had to go for a run. Surprisingly my boyfriend even wanted to come along! The run started out great until about mile 2 when I realized I should have worn a tank! The route was fairly flat with a couple hills that made it even harder. I was so thankful that I chose to wear a hat :-) I was also excited that my boyfriend wanted to come on the run because I think he actually enjoyed it. Maybe he can be my new running partner? ;) Of course in addition to my little yorkie Teddy who just loves my runs!
This morning before I decided to go for a run, I realized that I need to set some goals for myself. I have not had the chance to sit down and write down any specific goals to work towards this year. I know that I want to run a half-marathon next year (RnR July 2013), but I haven't actually written it down or set anything aside from that. This week I am going to focus on writing something so I can have a clear direction. I have heard many times in college that if you write down your goals, you are more likely to achieve them and more. (my goal blog post will be coming up soon!)
As for now, I have ran 15 miles this week. I am having a blast and loving it more every time I do it. Is that normal? I don't know. But I do know that I enjoy running and it keeps me going. I also just recently found a job which is super exciting. Maybe that is why I'm so motivated lately? I want to succeed and do well. I have been trying for over a year now to find a job. I probably applied to 120+ jobs/positions. It has been a crazy year and I am so thankful that I have found a job that I can make into a career. I will keep on running though :-)
Also have to mention that this is my new favorite drink that I have been ending my runs with! It is so delicious.