How not to complete a long run:
Step 2 – Then toss and turn while getting increasingly mad that you are still awake. Do this until at least 2:00, or maybe even 3:00.
Step 3 – Instantly turn your alarm off when it goes off at 6:00am and happily roll back over.
Step 4 – Finally wake up at 9:00.
Step 5 – Take your slow time getting out of the house because pre-run seems like the perfect time to plan your best friend’s birthday dinner with her.
Step 6 – Finally, make it out of your house close to 10:00 when it is already 90 degrees (and rising), extremely humid, and disgustingly sunny.
Step 7 – Ration your water poorly so you run out at mile 9.
Step 8 – Notice around mile 10 that you are suddenly feeling nauseous and, strangely, no longer sweating, whereas before you were dripping buckets.
Step 9 – Go for this run alone, so in case you pass out nobody is there.
Step 10 – Decide that even though you feel as if you could finish the run it is better to walk the rest of the way home in order to avoid that whole passing out thing.
And that my friends… is how not to complete a long run.
Lesson learned next time I am not allowed to turn off my alarm.
How NOT to Complete a Long Run: What lesson would you add?