It’s hot, Au – AUUU! Or if this isn’t hot, then it’s super warm. Like really, really warm. So warm, that it equals hot. Period. HOT.
I was in Nauvo, Finnish archipelago yesterday, and it was hot there too. But it was really nice. I was just lazy the whole day, and we went sailing at six o’clock. It wasn’t too windy, we had a nice little summer-breeze.
Now I’m back in Turku and here… today was HOT. And rainy, but I got so hot before it started to rain, that I didn’t even notice it. It was only a refreshing kind of downpour. I came back here already, because I went running today. The meter in Turun Urheilupuisto showed 37 C° while I was running. My training today involved, opening my pelvis, warming myself up (stairs), warmup on track and running (400×3, 800×2, 1200 and 1600 m). After the second 400 meters, I thought “it’s SO hot in here… I can’t do this.”
Then I thought that, “just a few more laps.” And in the middle of the 1600 m, I knew that, it’s here. It was only a mental thing, again. If I’ve learned something during this Fight Back of mine, it is that really often it comes down just to the power of will. For me of course, it’s more than that. There is the public pressure, “what’ll happen if I CAN NOT cross the finish line?!” I don’t know if anyone else thinks that, I’d be embarrass myself if I can’t do this, but I think so. And it gives me power… the fear of failure. I just kept running, and after doing the 4 laps to the end, it started to rain… and I went swimming. Now I must stretch.
I don’t like that hot temperatures when I’m training, but I won… I could beat myself. It’s the best kind of victory! At least today it felt like it…