Before: I stayed up too late! Waking up to run at 5am is going to hurt! Now: I'm so rested! I'll try to get my run in by 9am. Before: (me, texting my friends that I'm running late for our run) Now: I miss running with the group. Before: I want to run in downtown Apex, but the traffic and stop lights will slow me down too much. Now: I'm practically running in the middle of the street! I have seen 5 cars and 6 people in the last hour! This is crazy. Before: I have to be finished by 6:20am, so I can see the kids before they leave for school. Now: It's noon. Why are they still asleep? Before: I need to leave work by 3:30 today, so I can make it to my son's track meet. Now: I miss my job. I miss watching track meets. Before: Hmmm, I wonder if I can hit these paces? Now: Where is my Garmin? Oh well, be back later. Before: All my jeans need a wash, so I'll just wear my Oiselle leggings. Now: What are jeans? Before: My hamstrings are bothering me. I probably should take a rest day or two. Now: I wish I could run, but the doctor said we had to quarantine until next week. Before: Is it weird to wave at other runners when I pass them? Now: (me, waving at ALL the other runners I see. And they wave back) Before: I will never own a treadmill, ugh, just no Now: I wish I had a treadmill while we are quarantined! Before: I feel so accomplished for a Saturday! Long run, breakfast, and showered by 10am! Now: It's 11 am and my pre-long run routine is now complete. I can go run now. Before: I am not looking forward to the hot and humid summer running. Now: I am lucky I can still run.