Mind Over Matter

Had an AM run on Tuesday. Looked for any indications for a mountain lion. None. That means, it was a green light to G.O.

Unfortunately, I had a horrible run on Tuesday. Planned for a 8 miler, ended up doing a 6 miler. I really don't know why. I just couldn't battle my mental ability to keep pushing. Keep going. F. What is everyone's secret during these unfortunate times? What makes you keep going even though your legs and feet feel like lead?

I really thought it was going to be a great run since I amended my route in order to avoid those weedy areas that I always feel so vulnerable. I was excited to see a new area. Maybe it was the garbage truck that I was sadly behind and had to run soooooooooooooooooooo fast in order to beat it. I thought I was going to seriously gag there for a bit.

I think the highlight of my run was tasting a fantastic Hammer gel flavor. Slurped it down around mile 3.75. I know, right? So close to making it to mile 4, but I like I said, my mind was seriously tripping. I was weak. Apple Cinnamon was the flavor. OMG. It was like apple pie filling sans the crust. Freakin' awesome. Wonder why it was on sale at REI? This should be a hot selling flavor. For reals. It's that good.

Oh, and the fact that I got to try out my new Nike Tempo shorts out. Love, Love, Loved them. Why didn't I wear these before? They are very comfortable. I like how the mesh just embodies your legs. How the fabric is so soft and loose. How it lays well on your body. Everything about these shorts are pretty fan-freakin'-tastic.

Probably not going to get a run in until either Monday evening or Tuesday morning. It's my weekend to work which means 4 lovely nights at the hospital. F. Camping next weekend at Lake Camanche with the friends. Need to see if there are any trails I can run at.


aron said...

nike tempo track shorts are the BEST things ever!!!

joyRuN said...

I'll have to try that Hammer Gel apple thingie. I'm always on the lookout for palatable flavors to inhale on the run.

Some days I just canNOT get into a run either. Good thing is I'll beat myself up over throwing in the towel, & will eventually get a kickass run in later to make up for it :)

Anonymous said...

Urgh, I hate days when you just don't have it in you to go the full distance you had hoped for. So frustrating.

Thanks for the Hammer gel review - I might give it a try sometime. I'm in this phase where I don't eat any chews or gels - just sports drink and pretzels. If/when I go back to gels, I'll have to give this one a try.

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