Just Checking the Box

Some runs are eventful.  Some are new distances.  Some are better times.  And some runs are simply done to check the box that yes, I ran today, and yes, I trained as I should.  With 19 1/2 weeks and counting until my first full marathon, even the shorter, uneventful runs count in keeping you in shape and moving.  And I have to remind myself that it is ok to have those days.

So there were my trusty Asic Gel Nimbus 12s with 238 miles on them, and they were aching to go up to 244.

So, I line up a couple of awesome buddies to keep me company, Amie and Sarah, and head out to the gym.  Heading to the gym doesn't require a lot for me, just two items...  a full bottle of water and a towel.  I wasn't planning any monumental moments today, so that's all I needed.
My kids were happily playing here:
While I managed to wimp through only 4 miles.  I wanted to hit 5 or 6 today, but my legs were aching a little and feeling slightly wobbly so I decided to do another easy day, and get in the middle length run on Thursday or maybe Friday.  Injury is absolutely not an option for the next 19 1/2 weeks.
And to top off the workout, I went home and couldn't resist some leftover cupcakes from my son's 8th birthday party.  Really, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have to run so much if I didn't always succumb to the temptation of yummylicious food.  Yes, I had 2 of them... probably every single calorie I burned in just one of those!!!