It’s amazing how quickly the body adapts. Less than 6 months ago, I couldn’t even imagine running the 11km loop around the reservoir; the 4-5 km weekend runs were already a bit of a stretch even though the only thing I was holding was a mini water bottle.
Yesterday was half slushy/ half raining. One foot got completely dunked into a deep pool of muddy water early in the run (don’t ask). A few months ago, that would’ve been enough reason to turn back and call it a day. I can’t run with a soggy sock and shoe! But yesterday, I ended up clocking 24km with a 5kg backpack with enough gas in the tank for more.
The body learns fast.