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What didn't suck about that run

Sunday, June 22, 2014

That was a mentally and physically tough run. I really wanted to chuck it. But I got goals. I got dreams. Chucking my run wouldn’t help me achieve either of those.
It was HUMID!
Way humid. My clothes were soaked after the first 10 mins. Thank goodness for anti-chaffing balm. My chest started hurting from the heaviness of the air.

Then my back strain began bothering me. Right in my waistline on the right side. I pulled it Thursday lifting weights. I thought it was better, but obviously it wasn’t.
Then my path was flooded out.

Then my arches started aching.
Then my big toe started hurting.
Then my piriformis began to protest.
Then my stomach began to gurgle (I tried a new hydration drink that wasn’t sitting well).
I could go on and on.
Sometimes running really sucks.
But you know what didn’t suck?
~ The older gentleman I passed who was out walking who said, ‘You’re tough! Wow, look at you go. Good job!’. He has no idea how much his words encouraged me and inspired me to keep going.
~ That despite the weather, despite the pain, despite the mental challenges - I KEPT RUNNING! I didn’t quit.
~ The pride I felt in myself for sticking with my plan. The determination I exhibited.
~ That even though I had some aches, I have no real injuries to prevent me - I am physically able to run. I have a relatively healthy and strong body. emoticon

That’s what didn’t suck.
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    Your path was flooded with aches, pains, and water! But you did it!! Woohoo! You're extremely determined and I'm so proud of you!
    2477 days ago
    That is awesome! He probably had no idea how much his words meant to you. But, they inspired you to keep pushing.
    2508 days ago
    Good for you! I just started running with my 17 yo son and I have to remind myself that it takes time to get better. Every run is a fight with my brain to keep going.

    I am getting pretty sick of the river being flooded though. And, with the various projects they'll have continuing and new ones starting (the damn being removed) I don't think it's going to improve for another year or so.
    2508 days ago
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    Good for you! You kept going and I bet you felt much better about yourself for doing it!
    2512 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on sticking to it! LOVE those timely compliments!
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