I don’t want to keep beating a dead horse here, so I’m not going to go into much detail about my week of running. I only put in 17 miles, including a pretty rough 5k, and didn’t run the second half of the week. Part of me just didn’t feel like it and the other part felt like if I didn’t try, I couldn’t disappoint myself. I don’t want to push myself to do something that’s not working and isn’t making me happy.
As you may be able to surmise from the title of this post (compared what my recaps have been titled all year), I’m not exactly training for anything at the moment. Right now, I’m just going to focus on regrouping and I’ll see where I’m about in a few weeks. I’m hoping I can still get a fall marathon in, but doing one just for the sake of doing one isn’t going to help me at all right now.
This week, my plan is to run, but take it easy. Instead of trying to do any significant miles, I’m going to keep it easy and just do a few three or four mile runs. Just back to basics and see if I can get a few enjoyable runs under my belt and going from there.
I need to get my love of running back and that’s way more important than any particular race is.
A6: I’m going to close out this summer by falling in love with running again. Running is my favorite, I will not concede it #runchat— Amelia Gapin 🍠🦃🌽 (@EntirelyAmelia) July 28, 2014
On the non-running front, I had a successful shopping trip over the weekend. We have five weddings coming up between late next month and the end of the year. I had no dresses for any of them so I wanted to get on that. I ended up finding a cute dress at Forever 21–yes, I still shop at F21, don’t care–that’ll work great for the summer wedding. Then, at Marshalls, I hit the jackpot. I found two cute little black dresses that looked great on, including this Kate Spade gem!
And then on Sunday, I went to Coney Island with my friends Zoe and Zoey, or as I like to refer to them Zoe(y). It was a nice way to end a crazy busy and ridiculous week.