By the time I hit about 8 miles it had warmed up to about 64* which for Seattle people this is WARM! But I took a breather at the halfway point and then set out again to head back to my car.
I didn't feel tired physically but my left ankle was starting to ache and my right hip flexor was getting pretty sore. (Ever since Eugene Half my hip flexor has been hypersensitive) At 11 miles the " the wheels fell off" so to speak- I had to keep stopping every mile or so and take a break, my ankle was not feeling to good and I didn't want to injure myself. I pushed through it and finished- just a little slower than anticipated.
I have to keep reminding myself that not every fun is going to be rainbows and gumdrops, there is always going to be crappy ones. But I keep a mental image of when I cross the finish line and how awesome and accomplished I feel.
There will always be tomorrow or next week to try again.
How did everyone's Mother's Day weekend turn out- how about your long runs this weekend?