No super long, ramble-y post today. I promise.
Actually, I’m not exactly up to writing anything super long today, or doing much of anything really. Last night I started doing a lot of coughing and hacking, and this morning I woke up snotty, with a sore throat (from all the coughing) and just feeling like crap in general. Awesome…
That being the case, I really really didn’t want to do the 4 mile run I had planned on doing today. But I got up, ate breakfast, got dressed, and walked out the door with every intention of finishing my run. The first 3 miles were really shitty, which is never a good thing when you only plan on going for 4, but near the end of the 3rd mile I was starting to perk up a bit, so I told myself I was going to do 5 instead. And I did! And it went pretty well. I was still a little ways away from my house after I’d hit 5 miles though, so I figured I might as well keep running until I got home. As I neared my mailbox I looked at my watch and saw that I was at 5.3 miles. Well there was no way I could finish when I was that close to 5.5 miles, so I told myself I was going to go around the block one more time. But instead of turning at the next street I ended up doing a full lap of the neighborhood and that brought me to 8 miles.
Somewhere around mile 6 I had decided that the second I stopped running I was going to crash and that would be that for the day, so I figured I should make this my long run since there is no guarantee that I’m going to feel any better tomorrow, and I briefly considered going 10. But the wind was really starting to pick up and by the time I got home I had already hardcore exceeded my goal and expectations for this run, so I happily stopped at 8. 🙂
I was right about my prediction at mile 6. After I finished my run I ate, showered, drank some tea, took a short nap, and haven’t moved since. Haha oh well, at least I got a decent run in! Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow.