Apparently neither my body or my brain are impressed by my shiny green badge. So I did what any sensible runner would do...I bribed my body with promises of an ice pack and a cup of coffee when we got back, and told my brain to quit barking and go lay down somewhere.
I'm not gonna say this run was easy...my same "workin' up to the race" 5k route I've been running since W7 or so. Since I'd been up since 4 AM with stomach pains, I decided I may as well get going 'cause it was already 21° with 87% humidity.
My brain decided to tag along just so it could nag at me every ten yards or so about how it had "told me so", "you are going to HAVE to quit", "you'll NEVER make it to the top of that hill", "you're almost down to a WALK", "I'll bet your knees won't make it down that slope without BUCKLING"..and on, and on, and on. Forty minutes is a looooong time when your "running partner" is nagging the life out of you. Stooopid brain...last time I'm taking you along!
I wish I could have done this run as an "out of body" experience, too. Sore knees suck. And sore knees over 5k REALLY suck. I'll be really happy when my quad strengthening exercises start helping.
Coffee is cold....ice pack is warm. Brain is saying "SEE, I told you you could do it!"
Have a great day everyone!