Saturday, May 22, 2021

Twelve Hundred Eighty-One


May 17, 2021
7.09 Miles in 1:17:10
Mood: Turning a crappy morning into an okay morning through sheer force of will.
Soundtrack: The Killers "Imploding the Mirage"

The skies were completely gray, I had an splitting headache, I had slept poorly, and still I managed to pull myself out of bed. The first three miles did not go so great, but I just kept plugging along slowly. My head was killing me, but I had taken some ibuprofen just before starting, and usually running makes my head feel better in those situations. At about the three mile mark, just as I was about to quit, it finally started feeling a little better. By the time I was in the final few miles, I felt pretty decent and just the fact that I managed to drag my butt around for seven miles when I was NOT feeling it made me proud of my effort...even if it was really slow and draggy. Sometimes, you just gotta put the work in, even when you aren't feeling it.

Also, I really like it when balloons end up in places they clearly were not intended to be, hence this photo for the blog today.

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