Highs and Lows of Life and Running.

Hey there! Hope your day is off to a swell start. Yes, I said swell. I am going to bring that word back from the ancient times. I swear it will be a thing again. One day.

So I know of a few blogs that do the ‘highs and lows’ of their day or what have you. I thought it would be fun to do the highs and lows of life- and running. Because, clearly this is a running blog. And that is what we discuss.

Here are a few highs and lows of running that I have experienced lately in no particular order.

High- Finishing a 16 mile run before 7 something AM on a Saturday. Feels oh so good. Brunch was definitely earned that day.

Low- Having to get up at 4:30 in the morning to complete said run. On a Saturday. I love my early morning runs don’t get me wrong but on a weekend – yeah, I definitely took a late morning nap that day.

High- Teaching a spin class full of people. As an instructor that always gets me so pumped and fired up! It’s totally like a dance party on the bike. All I need now is disco lights.

Low- Having the sound system/stereo go completely OUT on you while teaching a spin class full of people. Yes, teaching indoor cycling without music is like watching paint dry.

High- Running 70, 80 and sometimes up to 100 miles a week during ultra training – and feeling like a super strong badass ultrarunner. It has taken me literally YEARS to get to this point. Feels so good to maintain that kind of mileage. You feel kind of like a superhero machine of sorts.

Low- Um, being hungry like ALL THE TIME. Gotta keep healthy snacks around to keep the engine revved up all day long.

High- Being back on the dating scene. I actually enjoy it and knowing exactly what I desire at this point in my life I feel is key. It was funny, when I was in my early 20s I put up with a ton of stuff and now my tolerance for B.S. Is just ZERO. I could write a book actually. LOL.

Low- The pickup lines some of these guys deliver. Like, really fellas. Does that work on women these days? Freaking hilarious.

High- Cooler weather (Hallelujah, Texas is catching on with the crisp cooler fall weather this week), festive fall beverages (you MUST try this Trader Joe’s harvest blend tea it is incredible), and the changing leaves. No doubt fall is my favorite time of year.

Low- Adjusting to said cooler weather on the run. It has been so warm and incredibly humid this year in Dallas and my body was actually starting to love the summertime temps. Now, I have to adjust the body back to being cold again. HA. Plus I am always cold especially inside buildings & at work. Yes, I keep a blanket permanently in my office.

What are some highs and lows in running (and life) for you lately?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

17 thoughts on “Highs and Lows of Life and Running.

  1. Low: essentially getting fired from my last job, a job I loved and did well.
    High: getting another job 10 weeks later (paid severance over the summer), first job I interviewed for, and they value me 🙂 Huzzah!

    P.S. Good for you on no B.S. in the dating scene. You are worth it.

  2. A high for me is reading your blog – you inspire and make me smile:) A low is the selection of hick redneck men that seem to exist in my area, grrrr!

  3. Yes, I’ve been on running low for a few weeks. I began to come out of last week and then did my 20-miler. I just feel like I peeked 5-6 weeks ago. However, this week is going well, and I’m tapering now for the full in November…hopefully this brings me out of my running funk!

      1. Thanks! My shorter runs are staying on pace. I know I’ll finish. I just think I’m at this point where running feels like a job, and it’s dragging my long runs down. And I know so many who have already ran marathons and I can’t wait to cross the finish line.

      2. It definitely should never feel like a job boo!! Like I said, listen to your body. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Your body is just getting used to all of the work you are putting in. Trust me as an old marathoner lady 😉 Your work will pay off soon. Trust your training!!!

  4. High for me, completing my first marathon. Low is losing my marathon body while I’m on a break…time to start up the training again!

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