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10 thoughts I have while running

So I’ve been running A TON lately (actually only 2-4 times a week but it feels like I can’t stop running like Forrest) because I have made the maniacal decision to run a half marathon in early May.

My thought was if I committed to this half marathon I’d force myself to run so much I’d end up becoming one of those people who runs to relax. Update: I’m still terrible at running and don’t think it’s relaxing.

Running is such a mental game. Other than mental strength you need no talent nor equipment. Now I’m sure my thoughts will maybe one day change when I get better at running but here’s a glimpse into my thoughts during my runs.

Eleni’s thoughts:

1. What a beautiful day for a run! Cant wait to lace up and get started.

three minutes into the run….

2. This isn’t too bad. Maybe I should pick up my pace.

3. Just kidding, slow it down you eager beaver. This sucks.

4. How long have I been running? oh 7 minutes. Welp. Not even halfway there.

5. Alright, stay focused. What am I going to eat when I get home?

6. I’m running 3 miles so I should probably eat six slices of pizza. No I should have a protein shake.  I should probably eat a salad. Gosh I wish I had tacos at home.

7. Oh look a pupper. Hi dog! You are so cute.  I wonder what Bauer is doing. Why didn’t I bring Bauer. Wow I’m the worst dog parent.

….

Maybe I should go home and get Bauer. Bauer hates running.

8. Oh,  another runner. Should I wave? No, don’t be weird. OMG, SHE waved first! Hello! Yes! We are both runners! Look at us run!

9. Ok. My lungs are about to collapse. I probably went to hard. Check to see how far we have gone. *1.5 miles, DANG IT!!

10.  FINISHED. Wow, I’m a champ. jk I suck. Ugh I should probably run again tomorrow.

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