So there was no way I was going to get up at 3:30am to run this morning before work. Even though I had my easiest, shortest run of the last 3 weeks, it just was not going to happen. I felt stressed just thinking about it going to bed last night, so when the alarm went off, I reset it for 4:45 and fell back asleep. I wrote off the day as a rest day as it has been over a month and I felt exhausted. So, I headed off to work 6-2, then immediately onto the drive up north. Suddenly, I felt very positive about everything. My 'workweek' was over, and I realized that I would be up north by 6pm. Why not run then?
So I did. And it was a perfect evening.
I got up north, said 'hi' to the parents, and immediately headed for the hills. I took some short trails and sort of just 'ran around' without looking at my Garmin. 6 miles went by fast. 7:38 pace on the hills of up north. Felt good. Glad I did the run and stuck to my training plan.
Immediately upon getting home, my pops already had the boat uncovered. We hopped on with drinks and had a 'booze cruise' (lol) + skiing. Skiing was amazing tonite. The lake was perfect. Everything felt right. Late dinner on the deck post-ski. Perfect as well. Good day.
Long run in the morning. As much as I would love to finally succeed in 'beating the heat,' I'm realistic enough to know that it won't happen. Sleep will win!
Happy weekend! :)