I recently signed up for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) through BlogHer, a media company specialized in blogging and social media. Basically all this means is that I have to publish a blog post everyday throughout the month of October, except Saturday’s and Sunday’s. The theme this month is simply: FALL. I have no idea what blogging every day will be like, but I do know that every single time I write, I learn something new. I’m excited to see what it will be this month. Now come on everybody, FALLow along with me!
Running is a hobby and physical outlet for me. It’s not always easy finding the time or mustering up the motivation to lace up my Asics and head down to the trail, but it’s the runner’s high I ultimately reach almost every time I run that pushes me to put one foot in front of the other again and again and again. After runs I feel a calming effect that keeps me interested in the sport. Jan and I used to be running partners before having kids. Since then it’s been a series of starts and stops in between pregnancies and mostly solo runs.
Currently, I’m in a good running rhythm and found a new running partner. My friend Michelle and I run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings after we drop our kids off at pre-school. Then on the weekends I try to squeeze in a run if I can.
Tonight we ran in a “Glow with the Flow” 5K downtown, decked out in neon and adorned in glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces, and anything else that glowed. As another friend put it, we “glowsessorized.”
We joined forces, as team Virginia Uranium with a big group of friends. The race wasn’t timed so it was a light-hearted fun challenge. I haven’t run an evening 5K since back when Jan & I ran the Summer Solstice 5K in Blacksburg, but even then it was still light out during the run. This was my first real night-time race. The trail was lit with luminary candles, but it was still a little tricky to see at some points. I will say it was very cool watching lit-up neon runners on the trail. You couldn’t make out faces, but the glow sticks resonated enough light to highlight all kinds of creative and glow-iful designs. I also enjoyed watching the city lights reflect off the river as we ran along The Dan.
Afterward Michelle and I went out to grab a bite to eat. Like all good running partners do post-race, we encouraged each other to eat a healthy recovery meal.
Well, I’ve made it through the first week of National Blogging Post Month. I think I’ll take the weekend off, all part of the NaBloPoMo rules of course.
Have a good one, and remember… Glow with the flow!
The Banter Lady
To read yesterday’s post click here: October 3, 2013