This past week I pushed my body as far as it would go from a running standpoint. When I woke up yesterday I felt as though I had absolutely nothing left in the tank. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Each step was a monumental effort. I debated (with myself) for a solid 45 minutes as to whether or not I could pull off a 5 mile run. I did get it in, but it wasn't pretty. I should note, here that my older daughter recommended that I run inside at the gym so I would have some friends to distract me. Solid idea. Definitely a runner in the making. This will be my 6th marathon. I know that I am supposed to feel physically drained at this point in my training. It's standard. And I'm ok with it. Sort of. But, it's funny how I forget about this part of the cycle each time I sign up for another marathon. (Insert eye roll from my husband here) This is a very long-winded way of telling you that my creative juices are frozen solid. I have little to offer you today beyond the above information which isn't much. What I can give you is some new music to tune into. And this, my friend JR told me last night, is sometimes just enough. Thankfully, the music never seems to dry up. All three of these albums were released this week and all three of them, in my opinion, are worth your time. Happy listening.
Tegan & Sara - Hearthrob
Wake Owl - Wild Country - EP
Local Natives - Hummingbird
This winner of the Greater Boston Running Co.'s winter giveaway is:
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get you these treats. A huge thank you to John and his team at GBRC for keeping this lucky reader warm and accessorized through the rest of the winter.