I feel like a badass today. After the hardest day of outdoor work ever on Sunday, I still went out this morning and nailed my speed intervals, with my four half-mile sprints averaging an 8:09 pace. I feel so strong!
Guys. This run made me really feel like “I AM BACK” (and thank you, espressoandendorphins for using that phrase on my 8-miler on Saturday!). My pace was fast, my posture was spot on, and my legs and lungs were happy. This was amazing.
I feel incredibly good about myself not only for doing this, but, as stated above, for doing it after Sunday’s labor. Truly, I have never worked harder in my life than I did mowing, cutting, pulling plants, and moving small trees yesterday. It was the most I have ever sweated, including during any of my Half Marathons. I probably burned a full day’s calories in three hours. Today, my arms are sore from top to bottom, along with my upper legs, and I am scratched and bruised everywhere.
And you know what? IT ROCKS. I feel tough and athletic and sturdy. Hard work is the best thing in the world - physically, mentally, and spiritually. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.