Another ordinary week followed by an ordinary weekend in January. It snowed a few inches Friday night. It wasn’tt going to be a smiple run session. Saturday was too soon, so I just stayed home. By the end of the night, I totally forgot to have coffee, which I never go a day without. Sunday came and it was 20 something degrees out. I gave it a shot and attempted another 14 miles like last week. I chose wisely.
I stepped outaide and the roads were still full of snow, ice and slush. Running downhill without sliding wasn’t too difficult in my old messed up sneakers. Its a nice experience to run during winter, especially with the snowy scenery. Actually, the snow kept my speed under control so my pace was steady throughout. As I tuned myself out from the world, I felt at peace while running. There was hardly anyone outside, just me and the trees. By mile 10, I felt great, like I could run forever. And if I feel like running forever, then why don’t I, at least 15 miles, why not.
I reached the mile 13 crossroads, one direction was 1 mile home, the other was 2 miles. So I made a left. Yes, the 2. Mostly uphill, but who cares, I could run forever right. Mission accomplished! I did 15 during the month of 14, but how did I pull this off? Did I do something differently than last week? No, it can’t be … coffee! My morning tradition, could it be that coffee was holding me back from my goal. And so I quit coffee just like that. I’ve been coffee sober for almost a week now, who needs the acid anyway. Green tea isn’t so bad.
15 miles down, time to rest now…