I really love food. Apparently, too much food can be a bad thing. I hear exercise can counteract that problem. I run so I can eat. Thus, I love to run.

Look at that fabulous sweat necklace!

3.04 miles
31:27
10:21 pace
87 degrees
(269.31/500=53.8%)

I did not want to run today. At all. I was this close to taking a short nap before work instead of running. But, of course I had checked Tumblr and knew Bryon had already gotten his run in. I knew Melissa most certainly got her run in. And I knew a whole schlew of you would be posting about your runs soon enough.

I didn’t have to run far. I just had to run SOMETHING. So, I picked myself up and threw some shorty shorts on and got out the door.

Classy Girls by Lumineers started playing in my ears. That brought a smile to my face.

I stood in my driveway facing the road. I stretched a bit. I centered myself. I breathed a deep breath in. I began.

Stiff, slow, sluggish. But, I was running.

I was thirsty, tired, and oh so hungry. But, I was running.

Florence and The Machine reminded me that the Dog Days Are Over. I kept running. I started to feel like I wanted to keep going and going.

Salt N Pepa? Really. Ok, let’s Shoop. Not even a mile done. How could I have been on my third song already? Ok, maybe I don’t want to keep going and going.

Noah and the Whale. Ok, let’s slow it down a bit. My Door is Always Open. Center yourself again, Kari.

Middle of the second mile. Sorry Miss Jackson, I am for real! I really did not mean to make your daughter cry.

End of mile two. 3:30 minute work phone call. Thus the 11 minute split. I just walked while talking and didn’t pause my runkeeper.

Starting running again and of course it felt easier after a little walk break. Florence did tell me to Shake It Out though.

And to bring it on home Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood. I’m happy, I’m feeling glad. I got sunshine in a bag.

I had to run past my house to make my 3 miles. And then I sprinted home. How my sprint makes a 15:16 split is beyond me. Even if you factor me stopping and turning around…no.

Get your runs in, folks :)

  1. cloudsofmercury reblogged this from karikeepsrunning and added:
    I liked that you mentioned all the songs you listened to. So now I’m going to listen to them once I get home. :)
  2. rasmtazberry24 said: Nice job!!
  3. milesofbooks said: "Sweat necklace"…my favorite piece of jewelry.
  4. happyhealthycook said: One of the best running posts ever. Love. :D
  5. whitneyrunson said: We had lots of Florence + the Machine in spin this morning. :)
  6. karikeepsrunning posted this