Monday - A Cool Crisp Morning
Woke up feeling great. Sunday was a little distressing, and I was exhausted. Today I feel great. Didn't get my long run in this weekend. No excuses I just did not feel great. So I decided to run long this morning.
I ask myself, "Self, what should I do today". With a little wicked voice within screams "lets run uphill !"
So away I went, I ran uphill to the entrance of Skyline Drive. If you remember from my previous blogs, Skyline Drive is my hill training route. I usually start at the first gate and run over and back. But to get to the first gate from town you either drive there or run there. The route to the gate is all uphill. So today I ran there, then ran over the mountain, then I ran down the other side and back to town. The total uphill was about 6 miles. So I am getting better for the race in November. I am getting stronger with every day. Some days I don't feel stronger but then I have a breakout day and I feel the difference. Just when things get bleak and you feel that your training is for naught, something happens that slaps you in the face and tells you that it's going to be OK. That's Life!