Today while I was out running I got lost in thought about how awesome I feel lately. Usually winter really brings me down and this LONG winter should have had me BEGGING hubby to move somewhere warm and sunny and amazing (like I do every winter). I wasn’t able to put my finger on why I was feeling so great until I got home…
Lately I’ve run A LOT as part of my training for Ragnar So Cal. Usually I only run 3 times a week, and usually not for longer than 6k, but because I’m training my body to be able to do long runs on tired legs I’ve been running longer than usual, and much more often than usual:
92km this month, which is MORE than any other month over the past year! And we’re only 17 days in – I’ve got another 14 days to really KILL it!
I probably should feel tired and worn out, but instead I feel AMAZING! My sleep has been great (maybe too good because I’ve slept in a few times…), and I’ve eaten a CRAZY amount of fruits and veggies (is it possible to eat too much?).
My running is definitely helping with my mood!
It’s only taken me close to 38 years, but I’ve finally figured out what makes me a better, healthier, happier, version of myself – running and training hard for unique races and events. I had the time of my life training for my first few marathons (10 yrs ago). And again, training for my first few half marathons back after having babies (remember when I ran the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon?). And here I am, two years later, training for a 200 mile relay race – happier than I’ve been in two years.
What Makes you a better, healthier, happier version of yourself?
Have a great week everyone!!