For example, I'm immediately crabby and negative if anything disrupts my run. I make sure my shoes are tied tight. I try to wear running clothes that don't ride or slip or rub or do anything else that would annoy me. (A lot of the apparel aspect is trial and error though.) My hair is always pulled back tight.
I try not to leave myself any excuses for not having a good run.
I did an AWESOME route on Easter Sunday morning with my friend. We ran for a solid hour!
Monday was rough. I managed to do 3.2 miles but my legs felt really tired.
Tuesday, I bagged. The babysitter was already at the house with the boyz when I got home from work. So that immediately threw off my running routine. And I'm not yet to the point in my running where I feel like I MUST GO FOR A RUN daily. Unfortunately.
Which brings me to yesterday. With record-breaking temperatures in the 90's, I still knew I NEEDED to go for a run
It was the WORST RUN I have EVER done. Ever!
And then when I got out there, it felt like my legs were slogging through maple syrup.
My running skirt was itchy.
I was holding a water bottle and THAT was annoying.
My headphones were bothering me.
I ran for 30 minutes, but it was a total head game the ENTIRE time. I so wanted to quit. But then I thought of these stupid blog posts. And how I keep telling you over and over that if I can do it - SO CAN YOU. And how I'm positive that you CAN run for 30 minutes straight without stopping. Every time.
So I just want to say to you that you will have good running days and bad running days. BUT DO NOT STOP.
I damn well better have a kickass run tonight.