Sundays with Stassi: When you see me running…An Early Morning Runner’s Dilemma

Arguments with self…


Yesterday’s long run attempt started like any other Saturday morning. I woke up at 5:15AM, rushed to the bathroom for the morning ritual and then spent the next 10 minutes arguing with myself…
Me: I should just go back to bed
Myself: No, I said I would show up today
I: Ughhhh why am I awake!
Me: But I can just tell them I changed my mind or I overslept
Myself: Now you know your word is all you got
I: Ughhhh so why am I awake
Me: Just go back to sleep
Myself: no, but I’m already awake
I: yea, why am I awake! It’s too early for this
Me: ok, I can just go run later. The gym opens at 8. I can just get some miles in on the treadmill. So I can sleep another 2 hours
Myself: now how often in the past has that actually…

View original post 347 more words

Sundays With Stassi: When you see me running…5 tips to make me smile, not curse

I’m a runner. I’m a Runner.I AM A RUNNER
My running journey started casually in 2010 with occasional walk/runs around the 2.2 mile lake on campus. I loved this experience because it was secluded enough for privacy but still in the middle of campus in case I needed any emergency assistance. Once I moved on to Little Rock and joined Black Girls Run! Little Rock, I began to run in the wee hours of the morning with an amazing group of ladies. My solo runs would always be on the city running trails because I like to be alone. However, now, I am back in my hometown…a very small, country town in GA…and O.M.G. I absolutely HATE to run in my hometown! There’s no group support or scenic route or trails that I’m familiar with. I hate running on treadmills and tracks because they make me feel like…

View original post 485 more words