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Running Thoughts: The Middle

I am technically not in the middle. I am towards the end of my training, but I am not at the end yet...Therefore in my mind I am squarely in the MIDDLE. I picture the middle like a bridge that connects the exciting beginning with the exhilarating end. Kind of a means to an end, it is needed certainly, but may not be the best part. The race is in a few short weeks, but recently it has been easy to put runs off, mostly due to weather or travel. Either way, I have been slacking. I’m in a bit of a slump, to be honest. I want to finish strong though. I know this is where the strength is built…in the sticking it out and doing the work. Finishing what I have started. Getting up early, in the cold,