Thursday, September 1, 2011

why you should run!

Sorry that I have been gone from the blogging world. I've just had a lot going on. Right after my last post, I came done with somewhat of a shin splint, which sucked. No running. But I did have lots of time to eat like I was still cranking out 30 miles a week.

I thought a running themed cake would get rid of the guilt. Nothing like a chocolate chiffon cake to make me feel better about not running.

Thankfully, I think the shin splints are gone now and I just did my last run before the half! Instead of boring you with like ten different workouts that happened while i stopped blogging, I'm just going to tell you about my awesome long run during my taper.

This was the run that made me glad I was a runner. 6 miles of awesomeness and last two miles at faster than my tempo pace. Hells yeah! And this is why everyone should run, especially if you're a poor college student like me. Running is a great way to explore your surroundings and do cool things. Gas and car costs money, but running is relatively cheap, if you don't count the shoes and the horrific amounts of food that your body may try to consume. I am seriously probably eating more than my 6ft boyfriend right now even on days when I don't run . . . But running lets you do cool things. On this epic 6 miler, i got to run to my school's arboretum and ring the gong. Yup, my school has a freaking gong in the middle of nowhere. It's really loud and echoes crazily.

Yup. That's the gong. Notice how epic the picture is. Of course, this pic is from a while ago. No. I don't run in jean skirts. Although since I can't afford a running skirt with  my zero salary, maybe I should.

So this is why you should run. It gets you places and to epic gongs in the middle of farms.

By the way, I decided to take Spanish.

So please go explore the eccentricities of your neighborhoods! Or bake a cake. Totally acceptable substitute for running. :)

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