Allow me to indulge in some nonsense for a moment.
As many of you know, I am training for a half marathon. Yesterday (Saturday) I had a terrible run full of mental blocks where I only made it about 6 miles (I was supposed to go 10). So Today I decided to give it another go, and run the full 10.
Now as you might imagine during the course of your first 10-mile run the mind goes a little wacky, and some significant mental blocks enter your mind, along with some other random completely incoherent thoughts.
Sometimes as you struggle up a hill in mile 5 the thought turns to stopping and walking, or quitting. For some inexplicable reason to get through this mental barrier I thought to myself "You can't stop. Osgood would stop. Osgood would fail." (I had been watching Chicago blow a 2 goal lead against Detroit immediately before the run).
For some reason, the sheer ridiculousness of this thought made me smile and laugh, but it also made me break through that mental barrier.
So for some reason this has become my new rallying cry for my run. It takes my mind off of the run, which is when I run my best.
Ok, my self-indulgence is over. Thought you guys would enjoy it.