I thought I would attempt a Running Commentary post in lieu of my usual Wuss-out Wednesday. For one reason, I knew it would be a really good idea to run, with the Reindeer Run 5K a mere three weeks away. For another reason, I enjoyed my weekend runs SO MUCH, I wanted more. I knew, however, that I was not guaranteed more. Mid-Week runs are often less fun. And yet, they are an evil that must be endured.
Originally I had thought to do what I often do during these runs: put a load of laundry in the washer, run, then put it in the drier before my shower. Unfortunately, I felt too tired to do both laundry and run. Run won. I could not and did not promise to run very far. Twenty minutes would be good, fifteen would be acceptable, less might be settled for.
Right away it was not a fun run. My body did not want to participate. As usual in these cases, I persevered. I reminded myself that I had taken two days off, never the best idea. I turned left instead of right onto German Street as I had planned. I most often turn left and thought an unfamiliar route would feel less onerous.
My strategy worked. I was narrating in my head as I ran, always a helpful technique for me. For one reason, I mentioned in my narration how the run got easier as I went. I knew I could make 20 minutes, and I soon felt I could do more.
I made it for 25 minutes, which I felt pretty good about. And now I have a blog post. Phew! Happy Wednesday, everyone!