By the way, they are real pianos. I could have sat down on the chair and played one of the parts of "Heart and Soul" until my fingers hurt, but I didn't really feel like it.
After my experience with the rainbow piano, I went for a nice and easy run along the river. I saw lots of these guys (and the other piano).
Today, instead of letting that exhaustion get to me (and really, for somebody who works out regularly, 3 miles is not very far to run), I played some mental games. You how when you're in the car with a full bladder, and you feel like you are going to explode just as you realize that you are just about to stop at a bathroom? It suddenly gets worse? When that happens to me, I always pretend that I have much further to drive before I reach a bathroom. It somehow calms me and makes me hold on for longer without being in extreme discomfort. There's something about almost being there that makes it harder to wait.
I applied that mental game to my run today. Instead of thinking that I had five minutes left to go, I imagined that I was going to do the loop all over again. You know what? I probably could have run those extra three miles if I didn't really feel like going home and starting dinner. Instead of feeling fatigued and gasping for air when I finished, I felt like I had a great run. I'll definitely think like that again the next time that I do the loop. Maybe I'll even go for six miles (if Right Leg allows it).
When I got home, I cooked a minestone salad recipe from taste.com.au.