First of all, I want to say congratulations to all those that ran in races last weekend, and a special shout out to those that crushed the 2014 Boilermaker 15k. I love watching the Boilermaker, its one of those races that is just notoriously horrible (due to sweltering heat and suffocating July humidity) and super inspirational to watch. Everyone running this year made it look easy.

As for my own running, I am getting back in the swing of things. I had two good runs last week (and one not so good) but they were just enough to remind me that I can do this, and a week of bad runs doesn’t mean a good one will never happen again. It is so hard to remember that sometimes, so I’m glad I was gifted a good 5-miler last Saturday. With 88 days to go, it would have been a rough training if I already hated it…

And in case anyone is needing a kick of inspiration here today, check out this BuzzFeed, it’s sure to lift you off the couch! Until next time, happy running!