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That Run Where Everything “Clicks”

Hi friends!

Another short and sweet post tonight for you sweet readers out there, about a topic I think we can all relate to!

Ever have one of those runs where everything just seems perfect? It just seems to click? You enjoy every second of it and wish you could keep running?

The past two nights I’ve had fan-tastic runs, and it just makes me so happy! It makes me remember why I find joy through running in the first place, and just how good it is for the soul.

Everyone has their go-to “me” time, their go-to “solitude” time, their go-to “refresh” time, and for me, that time is a run. No matter how short or how long, I feel like I just NEED it. It’s a craving. And if I don’t fulfill that craving, I think my head might explode.

Tuesday night I went to the lake and did 2 laps, 4 miles total. I haven’t done more than 3 since I was sick last month, so being able to stretch my legs and fly, felt so good! I’ve got a 10k coming up on May 3, so I better get those legs moving more anyways! This same race was my 10k PR race last year, so I would LOVE to match or beat my time!

running with cytomax

I didn’t wear my Garmin, and instead used the Map My Run app. Unfortunately, it went crazy and told me I was running 5:00 splits. Now, as much as I’d like to think I could run that fast, we all know that’s a hilarious thought. My actual pace was more like 8:42. Much more accurate! I was pleasantly surprised at my pace, and thought it was interesting how much faster I ran sans-watch.

I also used a sample of Cytomax I received in my StrideBox. I’ve actually used this product before, mainly at at a few of the larger races I’ve done. It’s probably my favorite during-race electrolyte drink, since Gatorade is sometimes too sweet and sugary! Cytomax is lighter tasting, and I really feel like I’m being recharged as opposed to dragged down by your average sports drink like Gatorade or Powerade. It’s delicious too, and doesn’t leave a weird after taste like some drinks can! You should definitely try it, if you haven’t already!

Tonight’s workout was almost as wonderful as last night’s. I took Miss Truckee for a lap around the lake to log 2 easy miles. I’m so proud of my sweet girl! She ran ALMOST the entire time, give or take a few tiny walk breaks in the second mile to politely pass other dogs. (No kidding- I think we passed every breed of dog possible today, there were so many dogs out!) Our first mile together was 8:17, with mile two topping out at 9:58. That may sound slow, but in between weaving around the other dogs, we actually were bookin’ it! I felt amazing the first mile with her, and could tell she regretted starting out so fast. Just like her mama- always running the first mile a bit too fast 🙂

running with a black lab

She is slowly but surely getting her big booty back in shape, and I can’t wait to have her run more with me this summer. I don’t know if she felt like she was flying, but I sure did. A good fly- a long stride, floating down the trail type of flying.

There’s just something about running outside, in the sunshine, that can’t be matched.

francis chan fly quote

And it’s those runs where everything seems to click that make me wish I could take off the pavement and fly!

Do you ever have perfect runs? What is your favorite part about running? Do you compare running to flying?


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    April 17, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Perfect runs like this are why us runners love running so much! There’s just an indescribable feeling to great runs like this, and you really don’t understand until you experience it. Whenever I have great runs I just feel happy for the rest of the day. Good runs also inspire me to train harder and try new things so that I can keep improving myself as a runner and get faster times.

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    Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
    April 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I love the fact that every run is a little different and produces different outcomes, both mentally and physically. There are some days where I really don’t want to run, but go out and have an AMAZING run, and then some days when I’m fired up to run, but get out there and feel “blah”. My thoughts, mentality, and body always vary, which keeps it exciting and interesting. I have had my fair share of perfect runs, but only in the sense that I felt more confident and stronger once I had finished.
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    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
    April 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I love that feeling of the perfect run! Its been awhile since I had one, so I think I’m due soon:) I’m also taking some time off after my marathon so I have a feeling when I get back it will feel wonderful!
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    April 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I love the “good” runs and always try to remember those when I’m having a “bad” one! Seriously, I wish I could bottle up my post-run high on a good run – there isn’t much that compares to that feeling 🙂
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    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork
    April 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Oh, I love runs like that! The weather is great, the scenary is great, you’re feeling great, and nothing is bothering you, not even people in your way on the trail. Looking forward to more and more of those as I get back to running post-injury. Plus, now that the weather is nicer, it does make it a bit more enjoyable.
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    April 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Those are the best runs! Haven’t had one of those in a while. But then again I haven’t run much lately either. Thanks for a little inspiration to get back out there. 🙂
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    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    April 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I’m not a big distance runner but plan to attempt my first triathlon next summer (was gonna do it this summer, but baby had other plans 😉 I love being out in the sun and hope I can experience these ‘runner highs’ while I’m training, to keep me motivated to keep going.
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    April 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Those kinds of runs are the BEST!
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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    April 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    So glad to hear that you’re having great runs!

    I, on the other hand, am being a huge slacker — I need to get back out there!
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