It was so damn hot.
It usually only takes me about 1-1.5 miles to really get into my groove and get going. Today, that never happened. I was hot, I was sweaty, my IT band was talking to me on and off, and I could feel my legs chafing because of the heat (I know, you really wanted to know that). I think I gave myself 15 pep talks to keep going. I hadn't done a long run in weeks, so today I planned on six miles and was ready to do them, but at each mile marker, I had to convince myself to keep going. I just never got into it...however, I did complete it, even if it was so slow! I keep telling myself this:
But seriously, I felt like I was going to die. It looks like I'm going to have to A.) suck it up and keep doing it, B) get up earlier when it's slightly less hot/humid, or C.) run indoors. C is probably never going to happen and I'm guessing that A will be my best option. Gotta get used to running in FL heat again!
As a reward, I'm going to lay in the sun all morning/afternoon before coming home to write some more of my papers.
Was your run better than mine this morning? How do you deal with mental blocks/bad runs?