Ok, it’s easy to say, “Oh, I’m going to train for a marathon.” It’s fun to create a blog and feel really nice every time you run. It’s great to share your war stories with others you know are runners. And it’s heavenly to bask in the awe other non-runners have toward your goal. But the reality is it’s hard to make yourself stick to it.
The temptations of defeat usually begin early. (If you are a morning runner, it begins when your alarm goes off) For me it was an e-mail at about 9:20 this morning.
The e-mail read something like , “Hey, everyone we’re going here to grab a beer after work. It’s been a long week and we all need one.” Um. Yah.
So, I think, Oh, that would be great. But no, it dawns on me, I have to be outside running 3 miles in 90 degree weather while my colleagues are downing ice cold $1.50 beers. Ah, it’s all about sacrifices.
Meanwhile, Tally and I completed a succesful 3 miles. I brought the water bottle, which I usually don’t do on shorter runs, but it was too hot for her not to have any. Now we are going to lie on the couch and watch T.V.
The Route: Same ‘ole: To the park…4 laps…apartment