Rise and Shine

And somehow it’s the weekend again!

I am not going to talk about selfies, banditing races or running in tutus. Sometimes, the interweb just needs to MOVE ON! But there have been a few things on the web this week that I have adored. Firstly, have you seen this advert from Nike? It’s 3 1/2 minutes long but it’s AMAZING….there are some incredible quotes in it:

‘For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way.’

‘Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat
Burn away your self doubt with the fire that’s beneath you
Remember what you’re fighting for.’

‘Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident.
Sweat on the other hand is for those who know it’s a choice.’

It gives me chills just writing these words down. It’s clearly relevant to us as runners and as ‘athletes’ but also surely for anything that we’re working towards, anything that is precious to us and risky.  I found it incredibly motivating – it made me want to train and fight and run my heart out!  I sent it to the Husband at work and HE got all psyched for his Ironman! So watch it and get psyched for SOMETHING!!!!

And whilst I’m sharing links, check out this song and video dedicated to the Boston runners. It’s so sweet! I loved it.

I’ve also spent this week working on my new ‘Running The World’ project and I am quite beside myself with excitement about it. The first interview is going up on Wednesday, with the lovely Michaela from the Czech Republic! It’s been fascinating, learning about the running culture there, I can’t wait to share it!

I’ve also been running (phew) and this is how it went down!

Saturday: 13 miles in San Francisco at 9.13 pace.

The Presidio from the bridge

The Presidio from the bridge

(WordPress has recently changed its facility to size photos. You can either have them ginormous or mini…I’m sorry about this).

Monday: 4 miles intervals at 8.39 pace. Usual interval session.

Wednesday: 6.6 miles at 8.34 pace

It rained today in the Bay Area. Rained a lot. To the point where I wore my waterproof jacket for about the 5th time since we moved here, with shorts and a t-shirt underneath. I got drenched, but it made me run faster because I wanted to get home.

Yoga – In the evening, I went to yoga for the first time in many weeks. Frankly, you could tell. I was even tighter than usual. I need to get back into yoga…when I was going more regularly, I was definitely a tiny bit looser!

There’s been a notable lack of walking miles since the dog went home…I want to start getting into the evening walking routine again. That’s my goal for this week.

And that’s it! Have a great weekend, everyone! Rise and shine …

About Cathryn

I'm from Wiltshire, a beautiful rural county in the south of England. My husband, son and I moved to California in August 2010 with my husband's job, whilst I stay at home with The Dude, our gorgeous five year old son. I love running and cycling. I'm a Christian. I am finally learning to cook (about time too). I'm loving exploring this new part of the world and meeting its wonderful people.
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2 Responses to Rise and Shine

  1. Jen says:

    The new WordPress photo formatting is driving me nuts!! I had the same issue of giant vs. teeny tiny for my Oakland Marathon recap. *sigh* Though I suppose there are plenty of worse problems to have. haha

  2. Cathryn says:

    It is indeed a first world problem but OH MY WORD IT’S AWFUL!!! Have you found a way round it yet? Because I can’t! What did they DO????

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