You know those runs that just make you feel like you could run forever? That you’re invincible? That there’s a reason you lace up those shoes each day?
Today I had one.
At 6am, I left the house in the dark, and headed straight into torrential rain. The cars splashed me as I passed. No-one was on the road. I was drenched. I had directions written on my arm. I got lost.
At 7am, I met my running group and ran with them around Olympic Park, mapping the course of the Color Run.
Everything about it was perfect.
So that’s a high for this week’s long run, right?
15km later, and fully carbed up again, guess what I’m doing? Heading out to the mountains for another 24km tomorrow. I am S-M-R-T.
At the start of each month, everyone is invited to post their goal for the month. At the end of each month, we share an image on instagram to show how we went.
I wanted to feature a couple of good ones – I’m always on the lookout for motivation!
Jill Conyers, who has a most excellent health and fitness blog, wanted to incorporate more strength training into her workout in January. She succeeded!
Jackie smashed her marathon!
Amalia wanted to try new food, smile, and be kinder to others. Those are goals I can get on board with! She claims she had no success to post – but check out this pic:
Want to get on board?
Meet up with fellow Goal Getters using the #goalgetter2013 tag on Instagram and twitter.
Join in with my fellow Goalies -
Or grab the button and share!
And February? My goal for February is to run 5km in less than 24 minutes. I’ve never raced a 5km before, so I think it’s realistic!
Mr The Rake has cracked.
1. Forgot to shower. Who forgets to shower?
2. Bought a suitcase. Before he went to buy groceries. Guess who got to wheel a suitcase around the supermarket? (He put the groceries in it).
3. I asked him if he’d ever even taken his lunch to work -
Once. I didn’t like it. So I never did it again.
Oh, and Mr The Rake’s goal?
He wanted to
Get morbidly obese and fired from my job
(Context here). So far, he’s been going to the gym, has lost weight, and has had his contract extended.
I only wish I had a photo! Running in the rain…and then meeting a friend for a very late, long and lazy brunch. With lots of carbs!
When was your last perfect running moment?
Have you ever run long runs back to back?
What’s your goal for February?