I still haven't found the elusive "runner's high". But what I have found are some great people, self confidence and an awesome way to burn a lot of calories! The best part about running with a group is the way we encourage each other. The first two miles of every run makes me want to quit. But being with a group of other runners keeps me going.
Today's run was especially good. I'm not sure if it was the mild weather or because I've finally started properly hydrating, but I'm thankful either way. At the end Joe suggested we push it for our last 3 minute running interval. Ummm....I've ran over 5 miles already...to me that IS pushing it. However, I did push it. We ran faster and felt great about the way we finished.
Here are the two major motivators for me to push it a little harder at the end of today's run.
Chick-n-minis, who wouldn't be inspired!
Ahhhh, my personal favorite.