I'm pretty sure all runners can relate to this train of thought that I go through every week:
Oh happy day, I'm a runner.
I'm so happy I run.
Running is so fun.
Let's settle in to this as this is going to be a long one.
Just find that pace.
Maybe one day I'll do an ultra.
Look how cute that dog is.
Oh my gosh, this song is my JAM!
TSWIFT ALL DAY.
I don't know why everyone hates her. She's so great.
I'm close to Tribeca. I wonder if I could see her there today.
I'm surprised I haven't hit a mile yet.
I really do think I could an ultra one day though.
"One mile-pace 6 min 38 seconds per mile; split 6 min 38 seconds"
HOLY CRAP. I HAVE RUINED MY ENTIRE RUN.
My GPS must be messed up.
The wind is blowing kinda hard so maybe it thought I was going faster than I was.
Or maybe I'm just that good.
Actually no, because now I'm being passed by lighting speed mcgee to my right.
I suck. I'm the worst runner of all runners.
I hate being passed.
Maybe I could catch them.
Don't be obvious though as that would be awkward.
Is that my friend? Oh that is so my friend running.
Should I wave?
I should wave.
NOPE. NOPE. WASN'T HER. AWKWARDDDD.
Never waving again.
Am I going slow enough now? Let me check my watch. 8 min 30 pace.
Ahhh gotta speed up.
Settle in. Find your pace.
I seriously think me and Tswift could be friends if she met me.
Ever wonder which famous people are using the bathroom at this very second?
Is that weird? That is so weird. Why did you even have that thought?
I mean but they are real people.
I'm gonna eat so much food after this.
What could I make with my macros? Today is a 12 miler so that means I get like 75g extra!
TWO SKINNY COWS!!!!
No. I don't wanna spend all my money at one store.
I'll come up with something. It's gonna be epic.
Pumpkin. It should be pumpkin. I love pumpkin.
Seriously, I am so mainstream and cliche. Everyone loves pumpkin.
I wonder if Tanner will be sleeping when I get home.
I should make his coffee.
Or maybe he should make ME coffee as I am running 12 miles.
Okay taxi approaching.
Just run behind it as it passes.
WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SLOW DOWN?
Clearly, I'm not going to jump out in front of your mr taxi driver.
I had specifically calculated the time at which your cab would pass at which point I could go behind you.
Great, he just threw off my time.
Should I sprint to make up?
No. That was a dumb thought.
These streets are so beautiful with no one on them.
Ah, crap, a cramp.
Breathe deep. Supply oxygen to the area.
In through the nose.
Out through the mouth.
Why do I choose to be in pain?
Because the ENDORPHINS THATS WHY.
I don't have those right now though.
One foot in front of the other.
Is that Heidi Powell? Oh my gosh!!!
I'm about to meet Heidi Powell.
Holy. Holy. Holy.
THAT GIRL LOOKED SO MUCH LIKE HEIDI!!!
So bummed I almost met her but didn't.
I cannot believe I have ran 6 miles.
Halfway there. Push push.
I cannot fathom those people that do 100 mile runs.
How in the early world?
Someday, I'll run ultras.
I love this song. But I shouldn't.
"TALK DIRTY TO ME. DA DA DA DA TALK DIRTY TO ME"
I should SO go to clubs.
Who am I kidding? Clubs are not my thing.
I wonder what the service at church tonight will be on.
I should really read my Bible more and pray more.
I should use this time to pray.
Dear Lord, You have blessed me so much....
IS THAT A RAT?
EWWWWW. OH MY GOSH ITS A RAT!
That thing was massive.
8 miles. WHO'S YOUR DADDY? 3/4 THERE.
I really have got to answer all of those emails today.
I need to do laundry too. I should probably clean too.
I'll make a to do list when I get home.
I should make a bucket list of races I want to do too.
I wanna do Boston, Berlin, Chicago, Vegas...okay too many.
Maybe I got like 50 marathons before I'm 50.
Is that do-able. That means 2 per year.
I could SO do that.
I'm doing it.
Wait, I want to have babies too.
Maybe I should re-evaluate.
That really was my friend.
I should have smiled bigger.
I just somewhat feel as if my legs may fall off and my lungs may collapse.
Running this far sucks.
I didn't mean that. I love you running.
Finish strong. Finish strong.
Make this last mile your boss.
My boss? Okay, that made no sense.
I CAN'T BREATHEEEEE. I HATE RUNNING.
I LOVE RUNNING.
This last mile lasts so long.
How am I still not there??
Still 0.4 to go? HOW??
This is dumb. I can do this.
Go. go. go.
I just ran 12 miles. I. am. awesome.
I can't wait wait to run 14.