Last night after work I engaged in one of my favorite non-running workouts. Spin Class!
I’ve said this before and will happily say it again and again, but I love spinning so much! I really feel like it helps my running too.
It’s one of those workouts that leaves me re-energized and never sore afterwards. And usually helps me to find rhythm breathing, so when I run I actually breath better.
I probably wouldn’t have gone without a little nudge from Jen. We met during marathon training, and she ran the Nike Marathon as her first marathon too!
Lookie, she was even wearing her Nike Marathon Finisher shirt! Apparently we both had the same idea. As I was rocking my Nike Tank too!
Nothing like a good spin sesh right after work. I hear at least 3 more points being added to the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. Cha-Ching!
I have to say that I am super thankful to have so many running/workout buddies in my life. It really helps to keep me accountable. It also gives me another reason to workout. The social factor!
It’s like killing two birds with one stone. You get a good workout, but you are also spending time with friends. Love it!
Do you do the majority of your workouts solo or with a buddy?
These days, it’s sounding like I’m everyone’s workout buddy. In the last week I have posted about working out with with my mom, J. Alabama and now Jen!
Keeping to the Nike Marathon Theme… I have some really really super freaking awesome jump out of your chair and scream news.
A little something something came for me in the mail yesterday. An early Christmas present maybe? 😉
Or maybe it was something that was just a wee bit late. Better late than NEVER I always say. Especially when we are talking about this little blue box.
Did you guess what it might be?
This signature blue box holds none other than my official marathon medal! *insert shrieks of joy here*
Yup, it’s the real deal folks. I can now officially celebrate my victory of running my very first marathon. As this little necklace is proof and a remembrance of all that was endured this past summer.
As I was sharing the news with J. Alabama via the telephone, I started to tear up. I was re-living the moments of crossing the finish line and the fact that I freaking ran 26.2 miles.
Less than 2 years ago I had never even owned a pair of running shoes. And now I can proudly wear this medal around my neck and be proud of how far I have come and what I have accomplished.
It’s truly unbelievable. And the feeling of putting this necklace around my neck reassured me that this wouldn’t be my last medal. Oh no. My adventures have only just begun!
I honestly was just as excited to open the little blue box yesterday as if it were still October 17th, and I was just crossing that finish line. My emotional self didn’t care that almost two months time has passed. I’m just happy to have this baby safe in my possession.
Yay for the marathon bling! 🙂