Ok, truth be told.... Bo was a TEN, but the movie itself.... not so much. On a popular movie website, it only rates a 5.8 out of 10. I should have used the photo of Bo running on the beach but what can I say? This is a family website!!
THIS POST..... 10...... WHY YOU ASK?
BECAUSE 64 CLASSIC JUST ROCKED HIS FIRST 10 MILER FOR THE 2010 CALENDAR YEAR. It is actually my first ten miler since May 30, 2009 when I was in Paducah, KY running an ill-advised ultra marathon with not enough preparation/training following an injury during a half-marathon in April.
It wasn't pretty by any standards. I hit the road at 5:45 a.m. this morning. I drove down to the city park and ran most of the run in the park. This makes water stops and bathrooms very convenient.
It was already 87 when I started the run with a heat index of almost 100. The first five miles were terrible when a front moved through just to the north of town. I thought it was going to rain me out but instead, it just cooled things off perfectly. By the time I got finished, the temperature had actually dropped from 87 to 79. Now how often does that happen?
The run itself was a struggle. Part of the problem--mental. Part of the problem--physical. The mental part--after being injured, I just don't trust the body to hold up. I do have to say, the feet are great. A little tender but only from a little too much moisture and almost building to the blister stage. The physical part.... crap I was running ten miles. No explanation needed. Right?
I hate to be a Sissy but this half-marathon is pushing me harder mentally and physically than the first one I did back in 2002. Having completed around a dozen of these things, this just should not be the case!!
As I have posted previously, I had developed a comfort zone where I knew that I could go out and easily push through a two hour event.
This is great. I love it. Its why I run. Why do you run? Why do you TRI? Lets hear it.
Every day is a good day, some are just better. Thanks for reading.