You Win Some, You Lose Some

Workout: Ran outside 2 miles, hobbled back home 2 miles

I have been in a major funk this weekend. Because I’m self-conscious of my face right now, I’ve been staying home. Staying home means no outside runs or trips to the gym or *cries* retail therapy.

I’ve been spending a lot of time sitting on my butt. Five movies over a 2-day period is an extra 10 hours of sitting on my butt added on to my normal butt-sitting time.

Tonight, my best friend is supposed to come over to hang out. For the first time in 28 years, her coming over didn’t sound like a good idea so I KNEW I needed to get out for a run to up my spirits.

I didn’t want to run. At all. So I forced myself out the door and decided I would do 4 to 8 miles depending on how I felt. I also decided that I wasn’t going to look at my Garmin and just run what felt good. Since I didn’t know how long I would be gone, I put my pepper spray in my sports bra and wore my Knuckle Lights as a bracelet in case I wasn’t back before sundown, and I was off.

After 2 miles, I stopped, turned back around, and walked home.

Here is what I learned from today’s run:

  • If your stomach is feeling questionable during the day, chances of it feeling better during a run are minimal.
  • I should have brought my cell phone to call the hubs to pick me up because it was too light outside to poop in a bush.
  • The underwear I was wearing is cute, but not functional. It was riding the end of the “fault line” the whole time, if you know what I mean.
  • Sweat burns when you just got a chemical peel.
  • Running, even if it’s the four crappiest miles of your life, still makes you feel a little better after you’re done.

I hope I can get a long run in tomorrow because time is running out for training runs. My next half marathon is Sunday.

Oh, and in case your wondering, I didn’t poop in the bush.



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8 responses to “You Win Some, You Lose Some

  1. I think we switched runs — not that my run today was awesome, but I was SO not feeling anything related to running last week. This just means we are going to have an AWESOME run next weekend 🙂

    • I hope so! I was really hoping to get in a long run at my half marathon pace. Not sure if that will happen today either since my face is kinda sensitive from all the peeling. Maybe later today it will feel better. 🙂

  2. Stacie

    Oh man… I totally know how you are feeling. I tend to get in a funk every once in a while (more often than I would like) and it seems like the only way to get out of the funk is to get out there and run anyways. Hope tomorrow is a better day!!!

  3. I’ve got a funk too. I’m sorry you’re feeling one. Glad you got out too run, sorry about the stomach woes, though.

    • I actually thought about you as I was writing that post cuz I had read about your funk. We can be in a funk together. It will just make it that much better when we are out if it, right?

  4. Sorry your run wasn’t so great – sometimes whenever I get in a rut, taking a few days off literally rejuvenates me like no other.

    Oh and I’m proud of you for not pooping like a pigeon.

  5. Sorry that your day wasn’t great and that your run sucked big balls. Mine was the same way today…legs just didn’t want to move and I felt like I had just smoked a pack of cigarettes. Those types of runs suck, but it makes the awesome runs even awesomer!

    Hope today is better for you! 🙂

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