I'll just start out by saying I was not in the mood to run last night! I hadn't eaten enough and wasn't hydrated enough so knew it was gonna be bad. And bad it was. About 2 minutes into the 2nd 9 minute run this little voice started telling me "Go ahead and stop running...nobody will know...you can make it up tomorrow". I slowed down to a point where people walking WOULD be moving faster than me. My arms were moving as if I was sprinting, but the feet were barely moving in a forward direction. HotRod WAS walking. But I told myself it was now or never, and it would feel so good when I completed the workout as it is suppose to be done. I am happy (and proud) to say I kept running. The final 9 minute run really wasn't all that bad. Never underestimate the power of the mental game. It can make or break you.