Heading out the door the goal is to do an LSD (Long Slow Distance) to gauge my recovery. Heading into the first mile it felt really good, running into the wind and not getting winded at all. I remember thinking in the back of my mind "just go for 10 miles". About 4 miles into the run I cut through the parking lot of a Doctor's Office and the wind was starting to pick up. The office's flag looked pretty blowing in the wind so I stopped and took a picture of it.
The ground in this area is flat and open so the wind really picks up and forces me to slow down my pace, telling myself "This is good training". 8 miles into the run I start getting tired and am thinking "maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all." Then I turn a corner and the wind is at my back and I keep running. Getting close to the end the wind again is in my face and I am telling myself "You can either walk home or run home, it is going to take less time if you run." The run finishes in front of the clubhouse at our apartment building. Their flag is blowing straight out in the wind, this is a picture of it
Remember, just keep running!