Running

Dealing with a crappy run.

WORKOUT:

5.08 miles, 47:49, 9:25 pace (8:57, 9:16, 9:36, 9:37, 9:39).<– the exact opposite of good pacing (to be fair, the second half was at a slight incline, but still…)

Today was one of those runs where I wanted to quit half way through and felt like there is no way I could ever run a half marathon. You will have these days. I had to keep pretending I was at the end of my half marathon and my family was cheering me on at the finish line. Yeah, those 5 were that bad. Tomorrow is a cross training day, so I think I will do something I know I can kick butt in. I think it is important to boost your confidence back up after these types of days. Don’t set yourself up for failure after a crappy run.

Yesterday I went to lunch at Simply Greek with my friend Jen. She’s super sweet and smart and is about to get her Master’s in Microbiology.

Falafel. Yummm.
Falafel. Yummm. I swear it tastes better than it looks.

After work (yesterday), I got a massage. I told her to try not to dig with her nails. I think we were speaking 2 different languages though.

I love free massages that aren't from the back of a sketchy van.
I love free massages that aren’t from the back of a sketchy van.

Today is the one year anniversary of my doggy’s passing. RIP Sniff, we love you.

He preferred to read his magazines by the pool
He preferred to read his magazines by the pool.

To end on a happier note: Kyle sent me this yesterday. Get ready to say “awwwww.”

3 of my favorite guys <3
3 of my favorite guys ❀

His mom just had foot surgery so he ate dinner in her bedroom (without the 2 kids on his lap). That’s when you know you’ve got a good one. My mom always said, if he treats his mom (family right), you’ve probably got a keeper.

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One thought on “Dealing with a crappy run.

  1. He treats his family exceptionally well- look at his relationship with Oma/Opa . . .of course, as his Mom, I’m a bit biased! πŸ™‚ don’t sweat the bad runs, the more you think about it, the more often they occur. Start running with music- it REALLY helps during those “bad” times.

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