On Friday I managed to whine my way through 10 miles. I was just not motivated. We had our hockey pool wind up party after work on Friday and after downing a glass of water and a coke, plus a couple of nachos and wings my stomach wasn’t in the mood so much. I was still really thirsty when I got home so I knocked back a couple of glasses of water and my stomach just felt heavy after that. Even the thought of trying out my new Kayano 14s wasn’t getting me excited. It was time for an attitude adjustment though so I hurried up and changed and got my gear ready, then was out the door. I decided to run into the next neighbourhood for a bit of a change in scenery. I didn’t really care what my speed was and I didn’t have a route mapped out, I just had a vague idea of where to go. It was kind of nice. The sun was blazing down still so I tried to stick to the shade as much as possible and was going through my water pretty quickly. Halfway through the run I pulled out my Razz Clif Shot. The texture was everything I feared it would be. Gooey…but at least it was easy to swallow. Sort of. Maybe the Razz wasn’t the best flavour to try. It was kind of like slightly salty, really bad raspberry jam. I have to say I liked the ease of eating it though and my stomach didn’t convulse in revulsion upon consumption. I’ve got a chocolate one and a mocha one to try, then a couple Hammer Gels as well, so we’ll see how they fare. The run back had quite a bit of uphill in it, so it was a challenge, but otherwise the rest of the run was uneventful. 10 miles…on a Friday night…done!