Saturday, May 21, 2011
"You'll sweat a lot today but it'll be worth it in the end"
It's funny where inspiration comes from...the sun is finally shining here in the Northeast & I headed out for a long run fully sun screened & loaded with my dreaded (but I realize necessary) water belt. Well, a little over 7 miles in & I'm a sweaty mess & have gone through 22 ounces of water so I stop at a corner store to replenish my fluid & as I'm leaving the store I get the above pep talk from what looks like a homeless guy outside of the store! It was just what I needed to hear with 5 more miles ahead of me! I thanked the guy, tossed him my change & hit the road again finally finishing 12.5 miles in a little under 2 1/2 hours. Not a great pace but it was hovering around 80 degrees & I felt good at the end. And really, sometimes I look at pace & timing, but mostly I just want to keep enjoying the run...sweaty mess & all! So thanks stranger, you were right! It was worth it in the end!