154 minutes (14 miles)
I know this thing has pretty much been FAILblog lately but today I actually got the job done.
Once I’ve been running for more than an hour my mind starts playing tricks on me. I won’t be tired or hurting but I want to stop. I REALLY felt that today at the 90 minute mark. It was almost like my mind was saying, “DUDE, you ran 90 freaking minutes. I think that’s enough.” It’s wasn’t though, because I had a whole hour to go.
I found myself making little deals along the way. At 90 minutes I just said get to two hours and then you can walk a little bit. As the two hour mark was approaching I was REALLY looking forward to walking. It was at that point that I found a little inspiration.
This is dumb and a little embarrassing but here’s what happened. I started thinking about the HUGE Bama win last night against Georgia. A smile instantly crossed my face because that was freaking awesome. Then I thought about this year’s rallying cry, “FINISH.” I kept telling myself to FINISH. After about five minutes of that, something just came over me and I was hell bent on getting this done. Over the last 15 minutes I was running at the fastest pace of my entire run.
Before I knew it I looked at my watch and it was over. I was really proud of myself. Damn, that felt good.
ROLL TIDE ROLL