Today I had 14-15 miles to run on trails.
Today I really wanted to run farther, but I was a good girl and listened to my training plan that said this week is a cutback week even though I wanted to ignore it.
Today I met up with my friend Jojo to run in the Marin Headlands. She had already put 4 miles in before we headed over the Golden Gate Bridge to run, and she had a 14+ mile route planned for us.
Today it was a clear, warm, windy but perfect Bay Area day.
Today I got to run with views like this.
Today Jojo (who is also training for her first 50 miler) and I chatting nonstop for almost 3 hours. We compared plans, we compared fueling tactics, we talked about how we are both so in love with running right now. We probably looked like a couple freaks running around with big smiles on our faces the whole time.
Today I ate goldfish crackers for my run fuel.
Today I got to run a few hills.
Today I felt giddy, happy, cheesy in love with running. I didn’t want the run to end.
Today I felt like I could run forever. And I wanted to.
Today I am bottling up this feeling and carrying it with me through the rest of training. But really I hope it just never leaves.
Today is one of those days that I will look back on when runs get tough, when I am tired and hurting, when I just don’t want to run, and remember how much I love it.
Today is a good day.