I woke up early this morning, turned on the TV and “Inception” happened to be on from the beginning. Only 10 mins into the movie and I was sucked in instantly. I figured I was done for with the run right there. Besides, Matthew thought I should take the day off since I worked my a** off this week at the gym and my legs were feeling it for sure. But you want to know something; the movie (yeah, I know I’m way late to that party) was so THRILLING I had to run after it. I had so much energy the thought of not running wasn’t even a question.
Matthew was pretty damn tired (he already ran 8 miles) so we opted for a short run which was fine by me. And what a run it was. For the first time I actually enjoyed it and even though the long hill up Patterson Park was brutal I got my first runner’s high today. I don’t know if it was the movie (something Matthew thinks I need to watch before the race) or the two glasses of Farmer’s Market chocolate milk I had before hand but other than my breathing I had no major complications with the run.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sure what a longer run would have done to me. I notice I have this issue around the 4 mile mark where my mouth becomes really dry and for some reason that complicates my breathing. Obviously I’m doing something wrong and have yet to figure that out. But I didn’t run those last two miles. I ran a good solid short run and I think I needed that mentally more than anything else. I’ll figure the other stuff out in time.