Sometimes, when you wake up with a headache for the 3rd day in a row after not getting quite enough sleep, and you force yourself outside to do a 7 mile run, it's a good time to take stock of some of the positive reasons why you're doing this running thing anyway. For example, today on my run: the pain in my left leg was (comparatively) minimal, I saw some deer, a couple of (curious) llamas, a mouse and a (very dead) rattlesnake, I was able to maintain an 11 min/mile pace for the whole 7 miles, I knew I had 4 cute kids at home, eagerly waiting for me to return and make them the french toast for breakfast as I promised, and finally, as my husband would say...I was rockin' a great ponytail! See, the old adage is true: you always feel better after a run.
P.S. I also did 30 minutes of Yoga Meltdown afterwards, which is always a pro in my book. Sorry, kids, you had to wait just a little longer for that french toast! :)