It was a hot, humid, lonely run yesterday.
I really enjoyed it.
I enjoy climbing mountains. Well, actually, I enjoy the top of the mountain. The finish. The results.
So, to be honest, I didn’t really enjoy the run itself. I ran well for about 4 miles and then got a phone call. That really affected my momentum. After that I ran/walked the rest of the 8 miles, which is unusual for me. I think it was a combination of the heat, humidity and that I didn’t get my day off this week since I need to take Friday off. Also, this is a record mileage week/month for me if I get it all in. So I am trying to be wise and still get my full running in for the week.
To continue where I started, I really like setting a goal and then reaching that goal. This is probably why I am trying so hard to qualify for Boston this year if at all possible. It is my ultimate mountain to climb. It won’t be the end of life as I know it if I don’t achieve the goal I have set, but I will do all that I can do to achieve it.
People ask me why I don’t wait another year to try to qualify. I guess it is the thrill of doing something few have done in a way that few have tried and succeeding. It may be my midlife crisis, but it is ultimately cheaper and has many more benefits than a new sports car. 🙂
It is hot and humid today. At 4:30 AM on my way to work it was near 80 and near 100% humidity.
I can’t wait to climb another mountain this afternoon!