Nothing sexual intended.
The day began with temps below zero. TV had scheduled lots of football. My knees ached from the moment I woke. It was easy for me to justify a day off.
However, I didn't have a hangover from any News Years Eve Party (In fact, I had more alcohol on xmas eve than I did on New Years Eve). I've run in minus 20 degrees in the past. The football was becoming boring. I caved in and took some Ibuprofen.
So at 1:30 PM I chose to grab the snowshoes and hit the trails. While the knees still groaned during the first half mile, listening to an Ultra Talk podcast and starting at a reasonable pace, I soon found myself running in the zone and had a fantastic 6 mile run that passed before I realized it!
Just proves the point that you need to get out and start running without letting the mind think too much!
Happy New Year!