I jumped out of bed and quickly dressed in a short black running skirt and a pink tank the matched my flushed cheeks. I slowly slid on my black compression sleeves over my tight calves and wondered if they would be able to hold up during today's escapade. My thoughts turned to Mr. Higdon. How does an old man that I have never met have so much control over me? How did I let myself go down this marathon path again? I am aching for the climax of the event and only Mr Higdon can be my guide. I bit my lip as I tied my running shoes and slammed a 5 Hour Energy......... and I was going to need all the energy I could get. My inner goddess was finally ready for what he had in store for me. OH MY!
I started slow and light on my feet. I was shuffling on air and really getting in it for the first few miles. Then it got steamy...really steamy. I was dripping. "I am hot" I murmured as I wiped the salty sweat off my brow. My inner goddess was not going to let a little heat ruin the 18 mile punishment laid out by Mr Higdon. I needed to quench my thirst and I breathlessly sauntered into a gas station and grabbed a Gatorade. I drank in all of the sweetness and continued on my way. I was rejuvenated and ready for more.
Then it got too hot for even my inner goddess. I bit my lip and made the ultimate decision to walk for a little while. It was starting to hurt. The punishment was almost too much for me to bear. The underparts of my arms started getting really hot from my shirt rubbing on them. The unrelenting friction of my shirt against my wet, wet skin brought me to tears. Ooooohhhh ahhhhhh, I moaned as I ran through the pain. "Dammit, I forgot the Bodyglide", I murmured to myself.
The heat and the pain from my raw skin darkened my thoughts. The negative energy was killing the mood. Every time I would find my rhythm, it wouldn't be long before I would have to stop. "Just a little more", I murmured, "Just a little more". I cried as I forced my body to do things it has not done for a very long time. I pushed a bit more and I finished. My inner goddess was going crazy and I collapsed out of exhaustion.....OH MY....that was amazing! Thank you Mr. Higdon for pushing me out of my comfort zone.
Thoughts? Have you read this book? If you loved it (and millions of people do), what I am missing? I feel like I am one of the only ones in the world that is not raving about it.