Sunday morning Matt and I got up and attempted to go for a run.
Attempted being the key word.
I woke up tired. The last thing I wanted to do was work out but I wasn’t sure if it was because I was emotionally tired or physically tired. I decided to try to do our planned run since I’ll sometimes feel like skipping a workout only to realize I feel 100x’s better after I do it anyways. This was not one of those times! I got about a mile into it and my form was sloppy, my breathing way to labored and I just didn’t feel like finishing the 3 mile loop. We walked/ran the rest and it was a needed reminder for me to take actual rest days (they have been unfortunately absent thus far this month).
After a quick freshening up at home we headed to Okaloosa Island to hang out at the beach for a bit before meeting my parents at Panera Bread in Fort Walton. Considering it was almost 90 degrees out (yes, in the end of September) it was perfect beach weather. We hung out there for an hour reading the new books we picked up at Barnes and Noble Saturday night.
Lunch at Panera was delicious, as usual. We hit up Kohls and the Mall after for a bit of walking around before getting in the car and heading back home.
Considering it’s Monday I thought it would be the best day to tell you about a girl, a stranger, who motivated me to get into running almost a year ago.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s noticed joggers on the side of the road during my work commute. I started seeing this girl running a few times a week down the street I take to work each day. The only reason I could probably tell it was her each time is because of the tattoo’s she was covered in. I’d see her, smile, and think to myself “Man, I really wish I could get into running.”
Now, here I am, almost a year later getting ready to run my first 5k and covering about 10-15 miles a week with my boyfriend.
I’m not saying she’s the reason I started, but she definitely put the thought in my head on a regular basis.
You never know who you may be motivating.
So, running tattoo girl, thank you.