Sunday, September 11, 2011

The best - and hardest - run yet

I had serious motivation problems this morning. I was up within the 9 o'clock hour, but didn't get out of bed until well past 10. I knew I had to do my longest run of the week but I just couldn't get going! I sat at my computer for nearly an hour playing online, just procrastinating the inevitable.

I ate a Kashi cereal bar. I drank some water. I ate a banana - anything to procrastinate! I didn't have any coffee or Kashi cereal though because I didn't want to be 2 miles from home and needing a bathroom!

Finally, a few minutes before noon I dragged myself out of the house and said I had to get it over with. With a rotten, defeatist attitude I set out, and had a super great run, surprisingly!

The plan was to go about four miles. I had an idea of the route I wanted to go but I felt really lousy mentally before I started. If I didn't go, I knew I'd feel guilty about it all day, so I gave myself a kick in the butt, walked .4 miles to warm up, then went for it and just kept going. 4.1 miles later I finished, feeling really strong, feeling that I could have kept going. My breathing was never that atrocious, my legs never hurt, I somehow managed to keep from getting too bored. Everything was working right today!

The greatest part was running 4.1 miles without stopping or pausing a single step. The two times I had to cross the street the lights were with me. Thanks to all the cars on the side streets for letting me pass :)

It was cloudy and cool when I ran - got hot and sunny less than 15 minutes after I finished. Perfect timing!

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