Monday, March 12, 2007

I Hate Running

Sometimes I really hate running. I was supposed to run 7 miles yesterday and barely did 5 and most of that distance I walked. It was just NOT happening. I even found a new scenic place to run.
I just didn't want to do it. It didn't feel good to be out there (although I really didn't have any physical complaints) and I couldn't make myself think otherwise.

It just sucked.

I think I just needed a mental health day away from running. Maybe I should make every DST change day a running holiday.

I hope I get my mojo back.


Blogger Backofpack said...

A couple of rest days might do you good - sleep in, relax, take a break. You'll get your mojo back before you know it.

5:23 PM  
Blogger teacherwoman said...

We ALL have those days! Sometimes we have the more bad ones in a row before we are given a good day! Rest up and it should be better the next time you're out there!

6:59 PM  
Blogger runliarun said...

Oh, what a stimulating contrast between the titles of your succeeding posts! Never a dull day with Running By...

7:15 PM  
Blogger RunnerGirl said...

I always find a sabaticol from runnin ghelps refuel my love for it LIke for teh past 3 week I have managed 2 miles... well that is because I am really ick, but regardless - it makes we really want to get out there and ruN!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Enjoy the rest day.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

I hope the mojo gets back soon. Cheesecake often works for me to help with my mojo recovery program.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Bad runs make you appreciate the good ones... moving on! At least that's my philosophy! :o)

6:11 PM  
Blogger Metamatician said...

Only natural to have down days. Keep at it, I'm sure you'll be that much more motivated next time out!

9:04 PM  
Blogger runnergirl said...

Don't worry! It'll come back! We all have days like that. Just allow yourself a few days of guilt free rest and you'll feel much better.

5:40 PM  
Blogger WannaBe5Ker said...

Hang in there, hang in there, hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7:25 PM  
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6:27 AM  
Blogger Full Metal Lunchbox said...

I agree with teacherwoman: We all have those days. I know from word-of-mouth that there are superstar runners out there who on some days can't even manage a decent 3 miles at a slow pace.

I would also point out that there is no shame in run/walking. On my slow days I like to run in half mile intervals, walking in between. It's great for days when "running sucks."

Good luck!

6:28 AM  

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