July 1, 2013
Today I ran 10 miles. It was one of those.......holy crap this air is thicker than molasses...it kind of feels like I am plodding through cement...my Garmin must be broken because there is no way I could be running that slowly...actually, it does feel like I'm running pretty slowly...I wonder if I'm coming down with something because I'm feeling a little feverish...I really want to stop right now...I'm sweating so much that my "no-slip" earphones are slipping...I don't think I have ever been thirstier than I am right this second...wow, I hope I don't look as bad as that guy does...sweet Pete, I am only at mile 5...oh come on, it has rained every day since last Thursday and the sun is coming out now...really??...right now?...dammit, the mosquitos are out in full force...I am seriously considering shaving my head when I get home...wow, the smell of manure has got to be at an all time high...what the hell was I thinking when I headed out today...I really should have gone inside and ran on the treadmill...maybe if I turn up the volume on my music I will stop thinking about how brutal this is...
--->insert long moment of silence & lots of heavy breathing here <---...okay, Rebecca, let's go...one foot, then the other, come on....you are almost done...wow, this last mile is taking FOREVER........kind of runs. It was easily one of my top 10 hardest (both mentally and physically) runs of all time. And, yet, once it was over, I thought to myself, as only a crazy runner would....man, that run kind of sucked but I am definitely a stronger and better runner for having gotten it done..and I feel pretty freakin' badass, too.