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intuitive running & endless sushi

Happy weekend! First, a run:IMG_1907Yesterday I headed out in the big cold sun on some big back roads. It was glorious.IMG_1915I was out for 45 minutes. No Garmin.IMG_1913 I’m learning to become a more intuitive runner and go based on “feel,” so I’m trying to ditch the data more regularly. IMG_1908It’s sad to not know my exact mileage to the point-hundredth foot fall, but then I remember that there is more to life than mileage splits. Like SUSHI.sushi_0092My family headed to Cathay Asian Bistro for all-you-can-eat sushi. Everything was just as amazing as it was on July 14, 2012.

You know you are serious about sushi when they have to bring it out on a rolling tray…sushi_0089Yum. We weren’t hungry again until about about a hundred hours later, when we finally had some dinner and brought out the most ridiculous game ever.cards_against_humanity0095A sample of some of my tamest cards…cards_against_humanity_C0093I think most of us laughed to tears at least once during the night._DSC0094Have a great weekend!

  • Have you ever played cards against humanity?
  • Sushi: yay or nay?
  • Do you run with a Garmin?

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8 thoughts on “intuitive running & endless sushi

  1. Love the beautiful pictures! You are so right about running without a garmin, I make sure to do that regularly so you run by how you feel rather than trying to run a particular pace. It is so important to recovering, especially during hard bouts of training.

    Thanks for sharing your experience, I have found a very similar importance on intuitive running, and I have only become faster since doing so :)

  2. OMG, we just got Cards Against Humanity for Christmas. I’m dying to play! We might have a small NYE party and play then. I dug through some of the cards on Christmas Day and it looks like a blast.

  3. I do run with a garmin but the other day I forgot to charge it and it went dead halfway through! I was so mad at myself! But I have to agree I think those intuitive runs remind us why we love running! Hey, so I have a running question for you Mary! I’m training for my first half marathon and my plan has me only running 12 miles before the big day….and I have enough time so I was wondering if you usually run the full distance before then? What would be best for a newbie runner like me? Also, do you do a taper the week before?

    • good question! i think 12 is definitely a safe distance — if you can do 12, you can definitely do 13, so don’t worry about that. that being said, though, if you want to do 13, no harm in doing it either! i honestly don’t think it will make much of a difference. if you are running for time (not just running to finish), doing regular speed work will have a more significant impact in your finish time than running 13 miles will. and yes, a “light” taper is good! i wouldn’t cut out running entirely, but don’t do anything over 5 miles. you got it!

  4. I played that game for the first time on NYE! I won by a landslide… I <3 games that I win so in my book its a good one : ) I definitely run with a Garmin. I need to know the time because I feel like I am always late to something lately and its my run that causes it!