"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
This morning, the plan was to have breakfast, make a few short phone calls for work and then go for my run. On the program, I had a 55 minute run at a slow and steady pace.
First the whine: I'm tired these days, because I have spring allergies and I am not sleeping well. I'm also 52 years old and I think I may sometimes be experiencing my own personal mini heat waves. So, I kept procrastinating, and just couldn't get enthusiastic about going for my run. I wasn't feeling it physically, even though mentally, I was actually excited about my new program. I seriously felt like I just didn't have the energy for it. Finally, I just got ready and got myself out there.
The run: When you wait, it's much warmer outside. So it was hot and humid when I got out there at noon. The suggested pace was actually quite slow (7:25 min/Km) but, it wasn't that easy with the humidity. I pretty much talked myself through it and did manage to enjoy the view, but not so much the run.
The reward: When I got home, I removed my shoes and socks and soaked my feet in ice cold water. Then I took my shower and honestly couldn't believe how much better I felt. I love that post-run feeling. My energy level is higher, I smile to myself and just feel so good. Then I remembered...
That's why I run!