I was planning on a slow 4 mile recovery run this morning, but once I got running, I felt so good that I decided to turn it into a tempo run. I’m hoping to finish my first half marathon in under 2 1/2 hours, so I ran at an 11:29 pace. I’ll need to hold 11:27 pace to finish, and I’m planning on lining up with a pace group. I want to make sure I can hold that pace, so I’ll be adding in some more mid-distance tempo runs.
After running, my roommate Jessica and I went for a walk.
She was a little excited about it.
Today is a gorgeous day, and I feel so lucky that I got to spend some time with my beautiful roomie.
We hit a roughly 2 mile loop through our neighborhood and downtown, and got to have some quality conversation. You know, about Speed Racer, Sheldon Cooper, and boys. Jess and I talked about all kinds of things, from work, to how nice the walk felt, to the Big Bang Theory.
I love working out with friends. It makes the time just fly by.
Speaking of the Big Bang Theory, a theme that kept coming up in our walk was…
Also, Eye of the Tiger and the Star Wars theme song.
One of the things I love most about Jess is her willingness to just be silly. It brings out that silly side of me that I kept repressed for so long. She’ll skip, run, sing, and generally act a fool almost anywhere.
She’s also yelling “SPEED RACER!” as she does this.
Keep in mind, this is in the middle of a busy street near our house. It inspires me to be around someone who’s so free all the time. I’ve seen her in a not-as-happy place, and it’s a blessing to see her this happy again. I love having girlfriends that I can be myself around, especially because I haven’t always had that. The women in my life now are so supportive of me, and it’s nice to feel like I don’t have to hide the “real me”. It motivates me to let my crazy out sometimes.
After all, I’ve got a lot of crazy.
Is there anyone who inspires you to let your true self out?
How do you let out your inner crazy?