Excuses are plentiful with running, but excuses won’t produce results. I had my first truly long run in awhile early Saturday morning–a battle won against all my best excuses:
- I went to bed too late last night
- I slept in an hour so I won’t have time to run the full distance
- It will be too hot and humid
- It might rain
- I can’t think of a good route
Even at the last couple miles, I turned and took what I thought might be a shortcut home. It ended up being hillier than the way I’d gone out and the same distance. Despite everything, I made it exactly ten miles at training (long run) pace just in time before it actually did rain.
As an appropriate recovery and reward for yesterday, I relaxed in a lazy river this afternoon. The weather was perfect for pool time and made me grateful that I’d pushed myself yesterday. Getting the run in as scheduled allows time to enjoy the rest of the weekend!