I have really been a bad support crew lately by not getting out for the Tuesday morning Miner's run. The only reason that I can give is that I really needed the extra sleep.
So while I could have used the extra sleep this morning, I pushed out bed any way.
It was really hard. My alarm went off at 4:01 AM. I turned it off and laid there for a few minutes. Pondering the options was tough – should I go or sleep in.
Luckily, I opted for running because I had good time. Paul, Steve, Mike, and Megan were out this morning.
I ran about 7+ miles with the group before peeling off to run the last 8 miles of my 16 miler alone. The dirt feels so much better to my tired legs than the concrete and asphalt.
I finished as Megan and Mike were pulling out.
Finished but not finished, I still had Tabata workout on the agenda. And while it was plenty tough to make happen, I still did it.
Sometimes, it is the mental strength that pulls us through when our tired bodies are telling us no more – time to quit.
Thoughts from the Cool Down Runner.