I could start off complaining that it’s 25 degrees out, but let’s look on the sunny side:At least the skies are bright
On my run today, I had some thoughts about a recent conversation I had with another female runner. We were talking about races/PRs/paces and when I told her what my times were, she asked if I had been on the track team in college (ha!). When I told her no — that I’d just been running on my own — she said to me, “Oh, so you’re just naturally fast.“Erm, no. Although I’ll admit that genetics and natural athleticism might play a key role in being an elite (or even sub-elite) runner, I don’t think anyone can chalk up their running successes to being “naturally fast.” In fact, I’m anything but naturally fast. When I started running, I could barely cover a mile without dying. It took me two years to work up to six miles (we’re talking 10-minute mile pace, with rest stops), and another year after that to cover a half marathon! The only way I learned to run “fast” (which really isn’t fast compared to competitive runners) and “long” (which isn’t really long compared to ultra runners) is by being consistent, setting goals, hiring a coach, and sticking with it. Never was naturally fast, and never will be Point of the story – anyone can be “fast” if they want it and work for it. No natural necessary.
So anyways, that’s that. Back to the sunrise…… followed by some steak.Anthony and I celebrated new jobs, a big move, a six-month wedding anniversary, and my two-year blog-iversary (!!) last night at Ray’s the Steaks. Like usual, the food was insanely good.
I even decided to make a photo collage of it, because that’s what normal people do.Fun fact = Ray’s is actually where we were about two years ago when Anthony convinced me to start this little blog! What a great idea 😉My fork-of-filet was too quick for the camera to catch.Fabulous dinner!
Before I go, I have three happy things to report on from the weekend.
One: We grew a flower! I’ve been watering this guy since December and he finally bloomed, which I guess means I didn’t kill him after all.
Two: Anthony and I had our karaoke debut! We did the whole karaoke room thing in Chinatown with some friends. Pretty hilarious.Three: I donated a stash of Redbooks to the gym yesterday. Sharing the love.
Stay warm out there!
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- Last time you ate a big ole steak?
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