This may be crazy, but this morning, Travis, his bro, and I woke up at 6:30 and went for a run. We’re all doing the Bethany Beach triathlon/duathlon in September, and this morning we went for 3 miles around the block.
It was really nice to be done working out by 7:15! And it’s saying a lot because yesterday was one of the most trying workouts of my life. I was so proud of myself for getting back at it today. After about 3 miles of a bike ride yesterday morning, I was short of breath, really far behind Travis, and frustrated beyond belief. Another mile later, while staring at the hill that was quickly approaching, I broke down and started crying. 4 miles into a ride, and I was exhausted mentally and physically. We stood in a random yard for a few minutes before I calmed down. I told myself I was doing 10 miles, and that’s exactly what we did. I pushed myself through and am glad that I did, as hard as it was.
It really brought me back to my swimming days. Swimming six days a week can be exhausting, and it really made me remember those days that I would have goggles filled with tears and a mind that was discouraging me to the point where I wanted to quit that practice. But I always kept swimming, and eventually the practice would end. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
And as a reward, I bought myself a new cycling jersey today. It was on sale at Dick’s. And it’s so colorful I love it.
I also was happy to get a nice breakfast at Bob Evan’s.
2 scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, strawberry yogurt, and one of two biscuits. It was yummy and great postrun fuel!
Now, time for a little Modern Family before driving back to Shippensburg to work for a bit tonight!