Is that a little dramatic? Perhaps just a little.
I tried to run today after a late night the evening before, waiting until after lunch and in 80F heat… I just could not do it.
My legs would not turn over. After ten minutes I had to switch to walking. Then tried again only to find myself walking a few minutes later. I tried a third time and then had to stop and sit on a bench to recover while several others jogged happily by.
After about ten minutes I made the tough decision to abandon the run and start to walk back. I did get to see a very cool and large snake basking in a log in the river.
I feel like I failed but sometimes you have to stop yourself if it is not going well. I’ll try again tomorrow…
Meanwhile, I know some people (friends of friends) who are running their first fifty milers today. Good luck to them. 🙂