Faith Fitness and Laughter

It was bound to happen…

on October 21, 2012

Well, it’s official.  I had a bad run.   :/


6 Mile long run:

Mile One:    9.44

Mile Two:    9.43

Mile Three:    9.25 (energy chew)

Mile Four:    9.24

Mile Five:    9.54 (legs felt horribly heavy)

Mile Six:    10.00  (holy cow this mile was so hard)


Total time:    58.08

Average pace:    9.41


This run was by far the hardest and the hardest long run to date.  Whew!  I didn’t think that I was going to be able to finish it.  In fact, I didn’t stop once BUT twice to catch my breath!  I felt tired, hot, heavy, hungry, gassy.  At mile 6, I really thought that I was going to have to stop the run.  I wanted to cry, puke, and stop all at the same time.  When I finished, I felt so disappointed in myself.  I have felt great on nearly every run so how could I feel bad on this one??

I did come home late last night.

I didn’t squeeze it in before church.

It was hot.

I had a bowl of pumpkin ice cream before I went to bed last night.

I was hungry.

I think there were lots of factors, but I was so glad when I was finished.


After thinking all of these negative thoughts, I shoved them aside and told myself that even bad runs are part of the process of running and changing your body.  So, I will take this bad run like a runner.  🙂


Hope your Sunday is going great!!






8 responses to “It was bound to happen…

  1. That doesn’t look like a bad run to me. Don’t get upset over one off day. Off days happen, trust me. It is normal. Tomorrow will be better.

  2. i always tell people that the bad runs are what make us human. gets us more motivated to go out and kick butt next time.

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    Some times, I am most proud of the bad runs – because I kept going, or tried to, and it’s those ones that we most need congratulating for I think 🙂

  4. Sometimes it takes a bad run to appreciate the good ones! Definitely worthy of some pumpkin ice cream 🙂

  5. katemovingforward says:

    You are awesome!! Honestly I think finishing those runs are what is most important! And I would be dang proud of that! And, in my experience, the long run after the bad run is normally amazing!

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