Endorphin Excitement

Good morning!  Er, afternoon!  Geez, I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the day!  But I shouldn’t be surprised—because I already ran 13 miles today!  Woohoo!!!!  I’m on a serious endorphin high right now! 


I was feeling a little nervous about how my run would go this morning since my longest training run thus far had only been 10 miles.  Fortunately, it was fantastic!  I felt pretty amazing the whole time; my knees held up, I was able to breathe, and temps in the low 60s made for perfect running weather. 

Just like last week, I dropped off my Gatorade at a central point so I could have it at miles 4 and 8, but around mile 7, I was suddenly starving!  Random, much?  Usually running kills my appetite, so that was a new one!  Guess I need to bring a Gu along next week!  Any flavor suggestions?  I’m not usually big on Gu’s . . .


I rocked out to a pretty random playlist on this run, which was great because if I get bored, then I think too much.  And if I think too much, I get a little sick of myself.  Being inside of my neurotic head while it’s churning out nonsense for 2 hours is no fun!  Winking smile

During the last 2 miles, I realized I was having a serious endorphin rush.  I’m pretty sure I was running down the trail with a giant, ridiculous grin on my face, but I didn’t even care about the strange looks I got.  It just made me feel so strong and so proud that I could do this!  I felt so great that I wanted to keep going!  I can safely say that’s never happened before!  Which prompted me to post this on my personal Facebook page:


Yep, I’m in love!  Red heart

I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to, right?  Now, I just have to find the right balance so I don’t overtrain or end up hurting myself because I didn’t stretch enough.  Still riding that endorphin wave, though, so I think I can keep myself in check! Open-mouthed smile

I had every intention of making a ginormous green monster when I got home, but after my shower, I was feeling a savory breakfast.  Enter bacon and eggs with a bagel! 

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This really hit the spot! 

Chewy whole wheat bagel?  Check! 

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Salty, crunchy peppered bacon?  Check!

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Dippy, luscious egg?  Check!

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I have been a huge fan of dippy eggs my whole life!  Is there anything better???

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When I dip you dip we dip!

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As is my habit, I made a tower with my food—I want to taste everything!  I can’t choose! 

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I think I could eat another one of these breakfasts!  Typically, long runs kill my appetite, but this was pretty darn tasty!

It’s a gorgeous day here today, so I’m thinking a little pool time is in order!  Later on, my friend Claire is coming down from Charlottesville so we can have a fun girls’ night out on the town!  I’m excited! 

What’s on your agenda this weekend?

**Also, I just want to say thank you to all of you who weighed in on my posts yesterday—one very lighthearted and the other one less so.  I truly appreciate your suggestions and support!


5 thoughts on “Endorphin Excitement

  1. Congrats on the miles you did this morning! I can’t give much advice. I walk a lot, but don’t run. Drippy eggs are a weird concept to me. My parents never let me eat them growing up, and now I can’t stand the thought of doing that to myself…I can understand why people would like them though:)

  2. Congratulations on your run! Runner highs are the absolute best. As far as Gu’s go – I like the strawberry-banana & pineapple (it has caffeine in it). Also – the Gu chomps are pretty decent too – I used the watermelon ones during my half marathon last week.

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