This morning my alarm went off at 5:15 and I struggled out of bed to get ready for my Thursday morning running group. By 5:40 I was out the door and en route to the meeting spot which is about a mile away from my apartment. That mile gives me time to mentally prepare myself for the normal speed workout we do. I am not a fan of sprints, so this is a tough mental battle!
Upon this morning’s arrival I was informed that we were doing a speed/hill combo workout……………Are you effing kidding me?! Because I don’t detest sprints enough so let’s throw some ridiculous hill repeats in too!?!
Anyway, it was a true test of mind vs. body. I ended up doing really well. I actually impressed/surprised myself and was able to get through the workout without a problem. I did almost puke at the top of Beacon Hill a few times, but I made it! And every time I got to the bottom and finished with a sprint, I felt good!
This is why I love my running group. I am pushed to attempt workouts which I would never do on my own. We struggle as a group and we succeed as a group. Most importantly we cheer each other on the whole way. I’m already looking forward to next week! (Yes, I’m crazy.)