Today was one of the toughest runs since I started running again.
5 miles including 3 times up a loop that with one of the steepest hills I've run up. Definitely in the top 5 of steep hills I've run up.
The hill was tough but even tougher was the sun and the increasing heat.
I started just after 8:30 because I'm running a 5K in a little over a week that starts at 8:30.
The last mile and a half was really tough but near the end I just kept repeating to myself that phrase - "And so hold on when there is nothing in you, except the will that says to them, "hold on."
That mantra really helped.