Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Well, that run kind of sucked a lot...

Yesterday, I received this email from Daily Mile:

Wow. Thanks for that, Daily Mile.

So, I had planned to go out and run today anyway, but after this, I was even more determined. I imagined all my friends logging into Daily Mile saying, "Did Sarah run yet?" and then after scrolling through the entries, hanging their heads in despair.

I went out and set my Nike + for 2.1 miles. 

I hated every second.

This was me:
I made it 1.67 miles. A crippling side stitch and *very* heavy legs convinced me to just walk the rest of the way.

While I was tempted to get depressed, maybe even cry a little, I caught myself. I stopped. I got real. 
You're welcome
The reality is that I've been focused on other things. I'm not a failure. I'm just not someone who has run much lately. If I did it more often than every 9 days, I'd get better. So that's what I'm going to do. I have control. I have the power.

So there.

And here's this.

(And now at least my friends at Daily Mile won't be so sad...)


ღ soraya ღ said...

nice post thanks for sharing...blessings soraya

Kristin said...

I'm pushing myself to run a little bit farther every day. We all have those off days. I think the important thing is that we just keep going. Routine becomes habit and you generally get really good at your habits! That's what I keep telling myself at least :)