My little "Pep in my Step" had expired.
If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill
Not running to break any records or incur bragging rights, running to see how miserable I can be. Building mental stamina more than miles.
At fourteen miles, I was no longer running a 8:30 pace, I quit looking at my pace a while back, my lack of water was occupying my mind.
I was beginning to believe everyone who calls me "CRAZY". This may have been a bad idea. It seemed brilliant when I created it.
- I was sweaty
- I was hot
- I was burnt..Its hard to tell a Mexican to put Sunscreen on...The Irish makes me stubburn!
- My stomach was angry at me for eating so much at Panera's.
- I was out of water
I text him "Seriously, I thought you were bringing me water..."
He responded very quick "Where r u?"
I gave him my location, and he replied a few minutes later "Your almost home now, McDonalds?"
HE KNEW BETTER...It was just a couple minutes till I saw him coming down Holly rd.
Andy had ice cold water and a bottle of water both for me.
"Nita,you wanna get in??" It was soo tempting. I wanted to jump in and curl up and die.
|The cemetery is breathtaking.|
As he pulled away, I started to cry in my head. My skin smelled like burning flesh mixed with apocalyptic sweat.
I had to just Grit it out. Not even my Playlist was going to save me now.
I finished, my last couple miles were UGLY. But I didn't QUIT.
I am not a masochist. Pain is important though. You will learn more about what you are made of if you can get through pain.
Pain will teach you, Pain will train you and you will thank her later.
You will discover characteristic traits you never knew you had when you decide to make friends with what you think is the ENEMY.
You will discover how much more you have, how much more you can take and how much more you can Give.
Who out there is training for a Spring Marathon?
QUESTION: HOW MANY 20 MILERS DOES YOUR TRAINING HAVE YOU RUNNING?