Take it Easy Tuesday and Best of the Web
Today has been one of the most relaxed days I’ve had in a while. It started out with me sleeping 10 1/2 hours till 9:30 and NOT doing any kind of exercise at all. Shocking! It’s a scale back week for me (I’m following a training schedule that has me doing two weeks high mileage followed by one week low mileage) so I’m only planning on running 25 miles instead of the usual 35-40.
I then lay in bed for an hour and a half in my pajamas, reading running blogs and working on a couple of applications for stuff I want to do next semester (study abroad, spring break service trips, etc.) while listening to this song on repeat:
I then ate a breakfast yogurt mess (literally my favorite meal ever) of fage greek yogurt, frozen mixed berries, and cereal.
Now I’m headed to the Upper West Side to make pie with a friend. But before I go, I have to write my best of the web post! I figured I’d talk about a couple of my favorite running blogs, since that’s kind of what we’re all here for.
Runners Kitchen: This blog was the first running blog I ever read. It was right when I first started out running. My mom is a big runner/gym junkie and she always had a ton of super fast marathoning friends whom I admired but was kind of intimidated by. Megan is a super fast marathoning lady but she made running seem really accessible and fun at a time when just finishing the 3.5 mile loop around Prospect Park was a huge accomplishment to me. Also Megan lives in Brooklyn, which gets a big thumbs up from me!
Meals for Miles: This girl has the best attitude of almost anyone. Kelly is a student, like me, so she has to put up with tests and 200 pages of reading and all of the not-so-great parts of academics. But she always is really positive about it, even though she has a real grown up person job (perish the thought!) and trains for marathons on top of it! I admire her a lot, especially her ability to wake up at 6 a.m. and not knock peoples heads together for the rest of the day. I really have to work on that whole early rising thing…
I’ve got to go now, because I’ve got a date with a friend and pie in an hour! But I hope you’re all enjoying the first few days of the new year! Before you go, what are your favorite blogs to read? What do you do when you have a chilled out morning to yourself?