So, I finished my longest run this Sunday and I’m feeling pretty good. 9 miles! Awesome, right? Well, except for the fact that I still need to add in an additional 4.1 to get through a half marathon. In retrospect, it was funny how my mindset evolved over the course of the 9 miles. A recap:
Wheee! Time to go for a run! I’ve got this!!
Hmmm, time for some entertainment. Wonder what podcasts are waiting for me? I’ll choose “Stuff You Missed in History Class”. Time to educate myself while running, I’m a Renaissance woman! ::gives myself a virtual high-five for being awesome::
Wow, nature is just beautiful, isn’t it? It really makes up for the fact that I’m out of breath and sweating. I think. Awww, a butterfly! Pretty! Yay, nature!!
Must find something to think about. What can I think about? I NEED DISTRACTION! Think, Laura, think!
Jelly Belly’s!!! Ahem, I meant “sports beans”. Maybe I’ll feel like a rock star after eating these and be able to sprint through the end.
I hate you, iTunes. Who chose this lame music for my iPhone anyway? Oh, right… Well, time to turn it off and harness my chi. I wonder what chi really is?
Stop swooping around my face, stupid butterfly!!! I hate you! Argh!!! Forget nature, I need an a/c room with a treadmill! This is the dumbest idea EVER!
You know what’s cool? Water. Water, water, water. Like to drink. And swim in. I wonder if dolphins drink water? Probably. But maybe not, because it’s salt water. Oooh, I like salt water at the beach. Wonder if we can go to the beach next weekend. I really need to drink some water.
Needless to say, I’m a little concerned about how my mind is going to handle the additional 4 miles. 🙂