First and Last: The rest doesn't matter

Yesterday, I used my lunch time to run again. I've learned a couple of really important things about how my running tends to go. Basically the first half mile and the last half mile are the worst parts.

For the first part of the run my knees tend to complain a lot. The little pains that go through them when I land make me consider turning around. My knees always think this is a good idea. They would really like to be at my desk (or on the couch) instead of out on the sidewalk. They are very persuasive too. I keep saying no, but they are like a toddler that can see cookies. They can still see where we started and know that it would take almost no effort to stop and just go home.