Friday, August 1, 2014

Must Be What Hell Feels Like

Today I ran on the beach again. It was overcast and there was a strong headwind, but I needed to be outside.

This was the absolute hardest and slowest run I've done in awhile. The sand was not packed, so I was basically sinking in quicksand the entire time.

My quads were completely on fire and I kept tripping. I'm pretty certain that is what hell feels like.

I only went 2.5 miles, but it felt like 10 on the legs and the lungs. 

When I was done, however, it felt magical. Once my legs stopped burning and my breathing went back to normal, I felt like I had conquered the world. Why? Because I didn't give up. I kept trudging through the sand and only turned around at the halfway point. I was reminded that I can do hard things. 

We all can. 

Happy August! How did you celebrate the first day?


  1. Sometimes those tough runs are the least you know you got a terrific workout!

  2. I'm so happy you pushed through this tough run. I kind of have started believing that tough runs represent real life. If we can push through a tough run, we can push through a tough spot in life! You go girl!! :)

  3. I bet your legs got some great training running on the beach like that! I ran on the hard packed stuff once when we went to Miami. I felt so fancy 'running on the beach,' lol.