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Hot Running.

That is what I did this morning and it pretty much sucked A$$ the entire time.

85 degrees and 100% humidity at 8am this morning.

I *almost* bailed on the run, BUT I knew I needed it.  Not for my mental sanity, but for my physical training for the half marathon in November.  I feel so behind with my training since I am starting fresh, again.  I needed to bank this run, no matter how hard it might be.

It was hard and sweaty and tiring and OMG- the heat, the heat about killed me.

Here was the inner dialogue going through my head during the run:  Just do it.  Just move your feet forward.  Don’t think about the heat.  Don’t think about how tired you are.  Don’t think about how you would rather be in bed at home or drinking coffee in the morning quiet.  Just go, go, GO.  It’s only 2.5 miles.  You, Lisa, ran a half marathon with a messed up hip and lived to tell about it.  Sure, you are recovering now but you are RECOVERING.  You can run 2.5 miles in the effin’ heat with a hip that feels much better.  So stop your bitchin’ and whining, put your big girl panties on, and move it.  You are strong.  You can do this.  Dedication and discipline….dedication and discipline….dedication and discipline.  YOU CAN DO THIS.

I banked this bad boy and it’s done for today.  I did it and I did not die- Hip hip hooray for not dying on the trail!

You know what else?  The mental part of running?  It’s just as important as the physical training.  Trust me.  I have grown in exponential ways since the last half marathon training.  EXPONENTIAL.