I had been gone all weekend, sometimes physically, sometimes mentally. I left a meeting in Des Moines this afternoon and the sun shone down on me, the sky opened up, and it was beautiful! I couldn't wait to get home. All the way home I couldn't help but think how awful the dreadmill was earlier this week. Will it be that bad outside? I had to try. I called Bill to get ready when I walked in the house.
We both have been fighting a cold, stress, and other external excuses. I just couldn't let this day go by however. As much as I really didn't want to go out, a part of me from my past wanted me to get there. I had to do it for me! It was another good therapy session on the road. Yeah I need a superhero.
I used to be motivated by PRs, speed, and the usual competitive sorts. I was like a drug addict that needed that high at the end of a run. This year I feel like running has become therapy. I think this shift has had contributed to other variables I am experiencing too. The dedication to every run isn't there.
On the last run, I had some weird sweating issues that I've had off and on before. When I wipe my brow, it feels like acidic sand paper scrubbing against my skin; it's very painful. Ideas??
Temperature: 30 degrees
Weather: beautiful, light breeze, overcast
Motivation level: 5
Energy level: 6
Today's Quote: "That's why the first step out the door is always so hard. That's when we choose between settling for average and being a superhero version of ourselves."
today's mileage: 5 mile running
weekly mileage: 10 miles running
monthly mileage: 5 miles running; 3/28
annual mileage: 43 miles running; 34 miles walking; 0 miles riding; 0 miles swimming
TOTAL mileage: 77 miles