Bad run

Today I had a horrible run! And I really don't know why. There was no reason for it to feel as it did, as far as I could see. Okay, I'd missed my Thursday run because I got my period, but that should make me feel well rested, not like puking my guts out or like laying down on the wayside.

So when I caught myself thinking 'Oh, this is going terrible!' I quickly made myself think: 'It's going really well, it's going really well.' But I don't think I believed me.

So after running 4 times for 10 minutes I just had to walk the final 10, something I really hate to do. It feels like cheating. And all the time I could feel my mobile burning a hole in my pocket, whispering: 'Why don't you call hubby to come and get you?' But since I could almost see my goal, the pancake house, I ploughed on.

After I had my coffee I felt a little bit better, so I decided to run home, and nót call hubby. This time I managed 3 times 10 minutes before I just had to stop and walk.

'Well at least you went the distance,' I told myself. Which I did: 16 kilometer, 8 kilometers per hour. That's not too bad.

So even though I had a terrible run, I still made it.

And the one good thing about such a bad run: the next run can only feel better.
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4 comments:

  1. The good news is that you ran. There is a sense of accomplishment after you finish a bad run from just sticking it out. You are right the next run can only get better.

    When I am having a bad run I remind myself of all the less fun things I could be doing and that seems to help.

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  2. Found your blog . . . enjoyed reading some of your posts. I just started a little training program with my little ones hoping to help them catch the running bug too!

    Come visit my blog some time.

    Happy running - tomorrow!?

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  3. the bad ones make you appreciate the good ones even more. Take care!

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  4. We all have bad ones, but the good ones make it worth it. And you are right the next one has got to be good now!

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