This weekend was quite busy and I knew yesterday that I needed to run my 5k for the virtual series that I'm doing. I knew I was walking this morning and that it would be a long shot. I knew it...yet I just couldn't squeeze it in there! Nope, didn't happen. So this morning I went walking. I knew that I could just call the 5 miles of walking my 5k (5k plus). That just seemed like cheating though. Cheating and NOT the way to reach my goals!
So after we walked on the battlefield, I hopped in my car and drove to the canal. Yes, I could have run on the battlefield. I frequently run on the battlefield. However, I had the time today....and I was going toward Hagerstown anyway, so I decided to go somewhere I don't normally run. I drove to Williamsport and ran on the canal there. Yes, I did say run!
I started to run and my legs groaned (remember they had just finished a walk). But while my body tried to tell me to stop, I didn't have the absolutely horrible mental breakdown during this run that I had on Thursday when I ran. I just had to use the good old standby "Are you REALLY dying?" question. And no, I wasn't dying, so I kept running!
8.35 miles completed on my legs this morning. (and yes, the hot tub may be Todd's baby...but it's gonna feel GOOD on my legs tonight!!!)