This is finals week here at St. Cloud State University and so of course I took to running in between my classes to release my tension. I have this route that is just a brutal run, not physically because it is relatively flat but mentally because it is one long and straight stretch. This run is so difficult because there is not a thing around you for the whole 15 mile stretch. I love this run because it mentally makes you stronger as a runner and as a person. There is nothing better than being secluded in order to get your mind straight and a total sense of preparation for finals.