Step 1. Eat very large bowl of fiber-rich lentil soup. With cheese.
(Any actual runners who are reading this are already shaking their heads.)
Step 2. Don't wait long enough before deciding to go to the gym.
Step 3. Start running. Start cramping up. Keep running.
Step 4. Walk it out. Run. Bathroom.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 several times. Feel stupid for lentils.
Step 5. Finally hit stride around mile three. Worry about snow outside.
|Step 5.1. Take selfie on treadmill.|
Step 6. Run, run, run. Stare at nail hole in opposite wall. Run, run, run.
Step 7. Think about friends facing serious health challenges. Feel grateful for working legs.
Step 8. Finish strong but don't look at time or pace. Doesn't matter. It's done.