11.6 miles today with an average of 9:40 minute miles. It was a good run today. Enjoyable. Not to say when I woke up ten minutes before my alarm went off (like I always do!) I was psyched and ready to roll!! I almost always turn off my alarm and lay there trying to convince myself of all the reasons I should be getting up and ready and not remain curled up in the fetal position. Not that my blog following is enormous, but I do feel an obligation to make sure I push myself when I don’t always want to so I can write about it. Also, I like that I don’t have to be anal about my diet because I’m burning calories. That doesn’t mean I relax with my diet, but I don’t have to be stressed either. I like the way my body feels when I run, love the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done. I love watching the sun rise, running with the morning commuters – knowing they’re driving to work as I’m running there. I like talking to my clients about my runs – many who ask me regularly how my running is going, how much mileage, what my time is, what races I’ve done since I last saw them. Even more I enjoy seeing clients at races. I love the sweat, snot and spit that goes with a good, hard run. I love that my mileage is way higher than my husbands (Come on! It’s the only thing I beat him at!!). So, I get out of bed when sometimes I’d rather stay in it. Because I know, in the end, no matter how fantastic my time is, it’ll be worth it.