Got home from work, long day, tired, blah blah blah.. I was planning a run, the same route I scoped out with a walk yesterday, 6km. On the way home I was telling my carpool pal that I was tired and just wanted to lounge on the couch, and he said 'just stay home, relax, you've had a hard day'. I walked in the front door, directly upstairs, changed and headed out.
I don't run much outside so I thought I would do 1 minute run, 1 minute walk and see how it felt. From the minute I started my run my lungs were screaming, I couldn't catch my breath and my heart rate was high but I thought HTFU and kept going. Not every run is going to feel good and relaxed. I just arrived home and checked my stats. I actually ran 6km in the same time it took me to run my 5km race 2 years ago. Nice, I will only get faster from here.
Now I stretch.