Today's run was not as long as I scheduled, (12 miles was on the books...) but when I looked outside and saw the intense wind I gave myself permission to only do 6 miles on the treadmill instead. Often it seems that longer than 6 miles feels like a punishment when on a treadmill, and I DO NOT want to turn running into a chore. I need to safeguard this one - my runs are my sanity saving, energy restoring, me time. So, 6.31 miles it is - and I am happy with it. The half marathon is in two weeks, and while I haven't adhered to my training plan strictly, I will still be able to complete the distance. I don't plan on setting a PR, I simply am looking forward to lacing up my shoes, turning on my ipod, and enjoying the scenery pass me by. Seriously, is there anything more medatative than running? Yoga is great ( made even better with Darius) but I don't get the same restorative mental exercise that I do with running.
What do you do to save your sanity?