Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Training, treadmills, and crayons

I feel like I should change my blog name to “Running across America"” or something clever like that to describe my training regimen. Few people train in 10 different states before they run a half marathon! Usually, they have a route they love to run or their treadmill. At the very least, they’re typically training in the same place – air quality, altitude, and relative temperature don’t really change.

Yesterday, I completed my four miles on the indoor track at Lafayette College. Their campus is beautiful, and I am looking forward to getting to run outside tomorrow, but yesterday was rainy and gross – the gym was calling my name.

I could’ve ran on the treadmill, but to be honest, my relationship with that particular piece of equipment is mostly bad. Running is definitely a mind game, and I don’t like the treadmill telling me both how long I’ve been running and how far I’ve gone. It was much nicer to be able to zone out to music on the track and only count the laps. I actually ran a lot faster than I typically do on the treadmill, because instead of setting a speed, I rely on how I’m feeling to determine how hard I can push myself.

Tomorrow, I’ve got five miles to run according to my training plan. I’m planning on getting up a little bit early and making my way towards the city of Easton, which is about 1.5 miles away. Once I get there, I’m going to scope out the city on foot. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know how I’m planning to reward myself – with a trip to….



I’ve been scoping out all the places I’m visiting on Wikipedia, and picking things I want to do while visiting. And Easton, PA, as it turns out, is home to THE Crayola crayon factory.

Seeing crayons being made? Playing with wax? Learning more about markers? Yes please!

1 comment:

  1. Did you know that Crayola has patented the smell of their crayons? And the smell helps relieve stress, for some. Just a fun fact for your Tuesday evening :)
    Sad you're not coming back to Michigan this semester, but I guess you'll have fun elsewhere! <3 itb!!!