a bad run is better than no run at all
I’m really not a fan of running.
I don’t love it like other people do.
I don’t get that runner’s high or feel euphoric afterwards.
I run because I know that it’s good for my body and my heart.
But I’m not pushing myself when I run. I’m not trying to break any records or even beat my previous time, but what I am trying to do is get a little better at running for longer periods of time.
So I’ve decided to run another half marathon. The last half I did (go! st louis 2011) didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. I ran slow, the hills were more than I was ready for and it got wicked hot! All in all it wasn’t everything I’d hoped it would be, but it was good enough for my first one.
This time I’m tackling the Rock n Roll half marathon on October 27th. There are a few of my friends planning to run it as well so it should be loads of fun, but I want to do much better this time.
So this evening while Linsey was at dance, Jason and Regan were at soccer and I had the house to myself — I set out for a short little run. Just something to get me started again.
I’m slow. Like… I’m really slow. Slower than I thought.
To be honest — it was a bit disheartening.
I let my mind take over and convince me that it was too hard and I needed to walk more than I’m sure I did and the hills (oh the hills) really got to me.
But once I got home and settled my thoughts a bit I realized that it’s only one run and one bad run is better than no run at all and there’s always next time.
Plus… I still burned a good amount of calories!
So I’m going to bed tonight with the positive thoughts that I did what I could do tonight. Tomorrow (or whenever I get to run again) will be better. And the voice in my head telling me that I can’t do it is a liar because I can.