Not a great start to the morning for me. Just half a mile into today's long run I was thinking there was no way I could do another 10.5 miles, and was ready to throw in the towel. As I was using a walk interval to contemplate how skipping this training run would affect my preparation for January, I realized that the song "Go The Distance" from Disney's Hercules, had started playing on my iPod, and these words were coming through my earphones, loud and strong:
I am on my way. I can go the distance. I don't care how far, Somehow I'll be strong. I know ev'ry mile, Will be worth my while... I would go most anywhere to find where I belong.
It was like I had my own personal soundtrack telling me to keep going and that it would be worth it! So I pushed on, determined to get those 11 miles finished. And I did it! Wuhoo!
Disney once again came through for me and provided some much-needed inspiration. Funny, I have several times in the past almost deleted that song from my running playlist because it starts so slow, but stopped myself because it has such a strong finish. Now I'm really grateful that I didn't remove it!
- 10 min. warm-up walk
- 11 mi run; 2:25:28 time; 13:13 min/mi avg.