Random Thoughts from a Tuesday Night Run


After Preston and I completed the Disney World Half Marathon

Yesterday I ran for the first time since Disney World.  This wasn’t my first post-half marathon workout (I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical this past Saturday after taking a full week off from working out), and since it was my first run I only planned on running for 20-30 minutes.

During my 2.25 mile run last night, a number of random thoughts crossed my mind:

  • I still can’t believe I ran a half marathon a week and a half ago!
  • Wow, this short run feels easy compared to 13.1 miles.
  • Its so peaceful and calming to watch the snow fall as I run on the treadmill.
  • I wish it weren’t snowing so that I could get to Gold’s Gym instead of being stuck on this crappy treadmill in our apartment complex’s gym.
  • I hate being cold and the idea of running outside in winter seems like the worst idea ever.  Is it spring yet?
  • I can’t believe I’m starting this half marathon training thing all over again.  How far should my first long run be this weekend?
  • I’m hungry.  Is it time for dinner yet?

QOTD: What random thoughts cross your mind during a run?

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4 Responses to Random Thoughts from a Tuesday Night Run

  1. When i’m on the treadmill I keep thing “is that all the further i’ve ran?”

    When i’m outside my mind wonders to all sorts of things!

    Congrats again on finishing the half at Disney. I can’t wait to do mine in less than 30 days!

    • Its funny how our minds work completely differently on the treadmill vs. outside. I often dread how much further I have to go while on the treadmill while outside I often think about how far I’ve already run.

      And thanks! You’re going to love running at Disney next month!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Usually it is “what am I going to eat next?” haha. Half marathon meal visioning is probably the best – how can I treat myself.

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