Peeps, PRs & Veggie Motivation

I had a difficult time getting out of bed this morning.

Today had to be my long run day. I could not just roll over and put it off till tomorrow. It is supposed to rain and there's no way I'm running 14 miles in soaked clothes or on the treadmill.

Plus, I also had to run off these fellas from last night...

I indulged in, not two, not three, but FOUR Peep S'mores. Needless to say, they were worth every bite.

Anyway, I drove to another area of the trail today. I could not fathom doing another 14 miles on the same path. So I chose to start at mile 19 of my mapped marathon, which was in good ol' Williamsport.

I was not entirely keen on running this path since it is where I began to struggle in my failed marathon. It uncovered negative feelings. Though, I figured if I ran on this trail today, my next marathon attempt would not seem as scary when I reached this point.

Here was the view I had at my turn-around point...

Dam #5

This would have been the final destination of my marathon journey if I had completed it. Isn't it lovely?

Anyway, I tried not dwell too much on my past failures. It was too lovely out to think negatively! I finished my snack and started running back. On the way, I promised myself I would have a bowl full of veggies (what a deal, right?) with my lunch. It pushed me to run faster. What kind of motivation is that!? Veggies giving me the drive to reach the finish line? I must have been dehydrated and not thinking clearly.

It worked in my favor though. I finished 14 miles in 2:13:37, which I thought was a pretty decent time for myself. It's definitely my fastest 14 mile run. Yay for PRs! As a reward, you better believe I had my bowl of spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots when I got home.

Not only did I PR on a 14 mile time, but I had a PR for most miles in a month. Without counting tomorrow's planned 7, I hit 162.97 miles today. My highest mileage prior to this was in January at 153.75.

Because of this additional achievement, I get to chill all day in my comfy slippers! Well, for some of the day anyway.

Have a great Saturday!!!

Did you have a rough time waking up this morning? What motivated you to get out of bed?

Have you ever made a Peep S'more? I would recommend it, but you may hate me for exposing you to such an addicting treat.

Any strange deals you've made with yourself during a run to get you to the finish line?

Have you had any recent PRs (Personal Records)?


  1. They should make a Peep S'Mores Support Group.... Peeps are about the only holiday candy I like, but I almost always eat them as s'mores.

    1. That was the first time I ever made Peep S'mores and I think I was crazy for not trying them sooner! Now I have about 25 more peeps to get through. Ha!


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