Want to mix things up and toss in miles horrendous enough to make you wish a sinkhole would open up and swallow you so you don't have to run another step?
I have the formula to produce what you're looking for! The process takes a couple of days, so be sure to set aside enough time and follow the instructions, carefully.
- 1 hilly 10k race, run hard
- 3 hours of soccer games
- 1 annoyed afternoon with no soreness, leading you to believe you hadn't raced at maximum effort, after all
- 1 ill-timed core workout, due to the lack of pain from race
- 4-6 friends
- 2 (many) adult beverages
- 0 allergy medications
- 12 additional, hilly miles
- 75 degrees (normally this temperature could be combined with shade and/or clouds. You won't need either for this recipe)
- Run the hard and fast race, on a challenging course. Optional : wear racing flats you haven't used in months!
- Sneak in some half-hearted stretching while watching your kids run around, outdoors.
- Spend the rest of the day deciding if you're happy or sad that you're not experiencing any aches or pains from the morning's race.
- Go ahead and try a new Abs Workout routine
- Invite over friends and family to hang out and watch an outdoor movie. Make sure you stay up with them well past your bedtime. For best results, eat and/or drink more than necessary, as well.
- Forget to take your allergy pill
- Wake up the following morning, stuffy and congested, with the worst case of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) you have ever had. (Pain from your ribcage to your toes, preferrably)
- Decide to go ahead and run your 12, scheduled miles, anyway.
- Idiotically forget the fact that gorgeous, cooler weather that graced your fine city, last week is gone. Realize this when you're 4 miles into the blazing hot run, check your phone and see that the current temperature is not appealing to any normal people...runners or otherwise.
- Don't forget to complain to your internet friends about a situation you had total control over and simply made poor choices. Repeatedly.