In Washington we don't often see warm days, well in April we don't. Today, the weather was beautiful and it was another 4 miler for me. I wont sugar coat this, it sucked. I ran pretty much the entire time. I think I had to stop and walk for about 40 seconds one time but don't think I didn't want to stop the ENTIRE time. That is the beauty in running away from home. The only way to get back is to run back.
I felt like I was going to hyperventilate and I was sweating so so bad. For once, I don't think I enjoyed this run at all.
I also learned something about myself. Really, I'm an optimist. I annoy folks with my optimism sometimes. When I run, I am about the most pessimistic person around. The whole time, my thoughts sound a lot like, "What am I doing? I ate too much and can't do this. I am too fat to run. I'm going to have a spontaneous heart attack and explode right here, on East Main." It is pathetic, really.
So I got home and started reading articles about this mind over matter stuff. Apparently, if my brain tells my ass to get in gear, I can run like, 100 miles. We will see.
Check it out if you have the same problem!
Tomorrow is just a stretching and strengthening day. Thank God. While we are talking about God, can we all pray for lots and lots of 50 degree days with a light mist of rain for the upcoming weeks? I have a lot of miles to run.. and would really appreciate it.