August came with great mental fatigue and just when my resiliency was at the moment of crumble,
I was so blessed this week to have a few runs that weren't in the 75 - 80+ degree range. It was LIFE changing. I am not kidding, I was hanging by a thread, I was at my limit with scorcher runs.
I runfess after my long run last week, I had decided I wasn't going to put myself through the heat misery anymore. My resolve, my goals, my optimism, all of it, just seemed silly. I was melting down.
Then when I woke up Monday at 5:00 a.m. and it was 68 degrees.
Normally, I don't even like 68, but I was so thrilled for any reprieve I enjoyed my morning :)
I runfess some strange anger melted away. Is is silly to feel angry over being hot?! Yes! but three months in, I was done trying to stay positive and smile through it...
Monday inspired me to push out a little speed session on Tuesday morning, and it breathed life and a sense of hope into me that better things are coming.
I runfess I felt a bit manic. I went from, I quit. To setting new goals.
I runfess I kind of went on a binge this week and crammed all my running in because of the forecast.
Thursday morning it was 67 degrees and I got a half marathon done before I went to work!
The temp didn't help my pace at all, but at least I didn't feel like jumping off a cliff...so there's that ㋡
I runfess I went into work late in the best mood. I should take a few personal hours late every week to run.
I had to hustle when I got to work, but it was totally worth it. ❤
I runfess I get a strange sense of satisfaction when I see all that orange :) A few degrees make a big difference in how hard my heart is pounding.
The weather man warned the humidity and heat would be back full blaze on Friday, and he was right. I just opened my door to take the trash out and it is so humid you can't breathe. Big SIGH.
I runfess I still love to run, but I am so glad I can take the next few days off!
Have you ever gone in late just because you needed or wanted to run?
As August winds down are feeling inspired or worn out?