Today’s Long Run Was Brought to You By;

Pizza, chocolate, and macaroni and cheese! And it was pretty awesome!!!! πŸ˜„ I’ve been joking that I’m going to need to eat a bunch of pizza before all my long runs/races now, but it was probably just a fluke. 

‘Twas another busy day for the Daileys. We didn’t really get started until 9 am when I finally woke Luke up, but I used the time to eat breakfast, make coffee, and drink lots of water, so it worked out. 

He took me to a trail to do my long run, and while I was doing that he mailed a package to his mom and siblings, and picked me up a new bladder for my hydration pack since I’m going to be needing that soon (and because our ferret chewed up the other one…). 

As for my run, well, I had pretty low expectations after yesterday. But boy was I wrong! It ended up being amazing! 

I started the first mile at what I originally thought was a way too speedy pace. It was kinda cold and really windy today, and I was only wearing a thin long sleeve shirt when I should have worn a jacket. So I was mostly just trying to keep myself warm, but I ended up going a little bit faster, especially during the last mile. 

Check out those split times! At least I negative split the last 3 miles. 😁

 I ended up running my fastest 5k of the year! Yay new PRs. And this 5 miler ended up being about 5 minutes faster than last week’s, which is pretty awesome.  

Yay new records (well, its new on this watch at least). My fastest 5k of the year (41:06).

 
I brought a granola bar with me on this run and I think that ended up helping a lot. Especially the last 2 miles. That’s when I usually start getting really tired, but today they ended up being the best part of my run! Well it was either that or my half marathon shirt. I’m pretty sure it’s lucky. πŸ˜‰

 
After my 5 miler my wonderful husband took me to On the Border for lunch. Yay chicken fajitas!! Then we went to the mall where he got me a few books that I’ve been wanting for a while. Running and reading are two of my favorite things. So reading about running is pretty much as good as it gets in my book (pun totally intended). 

 
After the mall we went to vintage stock where we got a little bit nerdy. We got 2 seasons of anime, a Zoidburg Funko Pop, and a super awesome Pokemon card and a Pokemon hat. Yeah, all that together was almost $90, but it was totally worth it!

 On the way home we stopped at a grocery store for chap stick but ended up getting 3 boxes of cereal. I mean, you can’t really pass up cheerios that cost $1.99 per box. 

So my run started at 10:30 but I didn’t get to shower until 3:40. Let me tell ya, walking around in sweaty dri fit clothes for extended periods of time is no fun…But aside from that today was lots of fun! 

Now that we’re finally home and it’s too cold outside to grill, we’re going to watch one of our animes and probably play Pokemon because we’re nerds like that. πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

Did you run today? How did it go? 

Did you do anything else exciting today? 

Do you have a lucky article of clothing? 

What’s your favorite book? 

Do you have a favorite author (mine’s Stephen King!!)

How many questions is too many questions to ask at the end of a blog post? πŸ˜‰

 

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Today’s Long Run Was Brought to You By;

  1. callunararus

    I’m a runner and a reader as well — nice t’meetcha! If you’re up for recommendations, check out “Running Well” by Sam Murphy and Sarah Connors. It’s full of great info! My copy is so full of dog-eared pages and margin notes it looks like a secondhand textbook.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Nice to meet you too!! Ooh I’ll have to look into that one! I’m always looking for good running books, thanks for the recommendation!! πŸ˜„

      Like

      Reply
  2. bjscheirer

    Nice job.

    I haven’t been out for a run since my work week started on Wednesday, and it isn’t looking too good for tomorrow either. I am driving the local high school track teams on Monday and Tuesday for what will be a really long day. I’m hoping while they are at their track meet I can get a run in.

    Today’s excitement, since I work night shift, was mostly sleeping, but we did celebrate my wife’s birthday as well.

    I’m going to skip a few questions here, not because it’s too many, but I don’t really have very good answers for them. How many are too many? Well, just because you ask a lot of questions doesn’t mean we have to answer them all. Ask away!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Awww that’s no fun. It kinda sucks when life gets in the way of running…Well happy birthday to her! I hope you guys had fun! Haha no hard feelings, I asked quite a few questions. πŸ˜‰ Very true! And I definitely don’t expect everyone to answer all of them. πŸ˜„

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
  3. Lucy

    Yes, I ran today, and it was AWESOME! I got to run in a new place (along the coast and far, FAR away from my mountains). It was also my first trail run! I got to attend a watershed weekend teacher training (always excited and eventful), and I no longer wear my favorite lucky long-sleeve T-shirt because it’s from my freshman year of high school and is becoming frail. I have LOTS of favorite books, but “The Outsider’s” by SE Hinton is what inspired me to become an English teacher. Janet Evanovich is my current favorite author, though that changes often. Also, 7. πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      That sounds amazing! I bet it was beautiful there! Haha I totally feel ya on that one, I have a few shirts that I don’t wear anymore because they’re about to fall apart, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them. Wow! I’ll have to look into that book if it inspired you to become an English teacher! Whew, glad to know I was just under the limit. πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
      1. Lucy

        The book is good, but discovering (after reading about boys in gangs, murder, fire, fighting, and death) that Susan Eloise Hinton wrote the book when SHE was 15 years old really empowered me! Now I love sharing it with my students to show them that no one has to write a certain way – we all have our own voice!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ashley Dailey Post author

        Wow! That’s crazy!! I wish I would have known about this book before I went to the bookstore today haha. Off to Amazon I go!! That website has yet to fail me. πŸ˜„

        Liked by 1 person

  4. statomattic

    Great job! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sometimes the best runs come about unexpectedly, but it’s great when it happens. I ran 20 miles today… all indoors… blog post will be forthcoming about it and some other stuff. Have a good rest of the weekend…

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Thanks! It’s so true!! Haha in my experience they usually come on the days I think are going to be terrible. Holy cow that’s crazy (in a good way)! I can’t even begin to imagine spending that much time on a treadmill. Can’t wait to hear about it! Same to you, friend!! πŸ˜„

      Like

      Reply
  5. TrekkieLianne

    Negative splits are such a confidence booster! I did not run today but I did some speed intervals yesterday as part of a 3-miler. It’s pretty chilly up in these parts (near Chicago) so I’m not up to very long miles yet. I’ve done as much as 10 miles on the treadmill before but that was pure torture, and only because I was training for a February half. I’ll get up above 5 miles next month. I just finished an awesome book by Matt Fitzgerald called “How Bad Do You Want It?” It’s a collection of stories about endurance athletes interspersed with facts about mental motivation etc. I highly recommend it!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Very much so!! That sounds like fun! Haha I LOVE the cold weather!! I do a lot better running in the cold verses running in the heat. Ooh I’ve heard that book is really good! It’s definitely on my to read list! πŸ˜„

      Like

      Reply
  6. Pingback: Weekly recap March 14th-20th, 2016 | Dailey Runs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s