This morning I woke up feeling AWFUL! My head is pounding. Every joint in my body feels like it's surrounded with fluid. My throat hurts. I'm drained. (I ate a food that's on my "no-no" -allergy- list yesterday...this kind of feeling "always" follows eating that food. Maybe I'll remember that the next time I want to eat it.)
Today is my "long run" which should be 8-10 miles (probably 8 since I'm running my first half next Saturday!!!!). I don't feel like doing it. I want to crawl in bed and pull the covers over my head.
....I already have my running clothes on. I will go. I will do it.
Run Like a Mother had an post yesterday about a (very) pregnant blogger who has what I think is a very interesting way to "chunk up" a long run. Basically instead of telling herself she has to run 20 miles, she just says she's got to run 5. She runs five miles out...rests a minute...then tells her self she's got to run 5 miles...runs back....gets to her car and tells herself she thinks she'll go for a 5 mile run today and goes 5 miles in a different direction...rests and tells herself she wants to run 5 miles....runs back. Twenty miles down, 3 very short rest stops. If I were running alone, I would try that today in 2 mile chunks. I could easily run TWO miles.
Thankfully I have another motivator today-I'm meeting Daisy and Warrior on the trails. I really like both of them and would hate to miss the opportunity to hang out with them. Not only that, I KNOW I'll feel better when it's done.
"See you in another life, brotha'." .....