On Sunday I ran 7 miles. They were awesome. I had a hard time staying as slow as I wanted to run.
Yesterday, I did not have that problem. I wanted to run 8 miles, but it was cold and really windy. I don’t mind cold, but with the wind I just couldn’t get warm. I kept putting off the run. I went to three different grocery stores for things we need for our beer dinner this weekend. I did laundry. I ate lunch (big mistake). Finally, I just made myself start running.
The first mile was all about trying to figure out when I could run 8 miles today instead. The second mile involved running around the library multiple times as my body tried to decide if I needed a pitstop. I’m pretty sure the homeless guy on the bench thought I was crazy.
The next six miles were just an exercise in sticking to it. I (barely) managed to stay right at my slowest goal pace (could easily have gone slower). Every time the wind blew I got the shivers. My toes on my right foot are having issues with my more forefoot landing.
But I did it. And I survived. And hopefully my next long run will be better. Just have to keep reminding myself that one sucky run does not a sucky runner make. ;o)
15 thoughts on “And sometimes it just sucks”
Great job sticking to it! Everyone has runs like that, it's the good ones that keep us going:)
Those runs are no fun on a cold & windy day. Way to get it done! Have fun with the beer dinner!!
Mmmmmmmmm Beer Dinner! I hate wind…….. Let's start a club! HA
I know what you mean!! Nice job sticking with it!!
8! how did you get all the way back up to 8 already????
The only good thing about bad runs is they make the good ones so much better!
I agree with Allison — "The only good thing about bad runs is they make the good ones so much better!"Way to get it done though 🙂
a bad run is always followed by a good one so get ready for that good one !!!
Great job sticking to it. 🙂 The good one is coming. It has gotto be good after a sucky run!
Well done on getting it done. It's tough when you don't want to But don't you feel virtuous when it's all over?
Yeah, running is very balanced: Sometimes it's effortless and awesome, and sometimes it sucks. At least when it sucks, you know later, you'll eventually get around to it being awesome.
I always say that the sucky runs make us appreciate the good ones. They do suck though, when in the middle of them!Nice job gutting it out 🙂
So true- I'm always caught off guard when my legs don't want to move, or when I'm suddenly effortlessly flying along. I wish they'd tell me the plan, so I could schedule it out appropriately. 🙂
in fact…it is often the sucky runs that make us stronger as runners! good luck on the next one!
Sucky runs are a fact of life! Great attitude!