I have a threshold for what is an acceptable distance to do by myself and what is not. That number? 15. Fifteen miles seems like an okay distance to do by myself, but anything over that takes a lot of motivation. Right now I'm in the thick of marathon training. Seems early to be doing the miles that I am, but last week had a 16 miler and this week has an 18. And adding to getting myself worked up to get out the door for the mileage, I started my 16 mile run with the temperature around 19 degrees. This week's 18 miler should be even colder as the temperature is supposed to be between 11 and 18.
I got through my 16 miler. I'll get through my 18 miler. And I'll tackle the further distances that are yet to come. But for now, I need a little motivation:
A view of my bathroom mirror.