Friday, June 10, 2011

Savor? or Sucktastic?

~Savor the Run~

I say it all the time.  I mean it too.  You never know when it's going to be your last run.  One day you could be running along and roll your ankle and be sidelined for a month.  One day... one day... anything could happen.  You never know.  Treat every run likes it could be your last one.  Savor it, lap it up, enjoy it, be in it,... right?


Yes and no.

I had some rough running this week.  Sundays run was ugly but DONE.  Mondays Run & Tuesdays Run didn't happen at all.  In fact, parts of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I laid in bed, laid on the couch, or laid on my floor.  I was laid up with a virus.  Or laid out.  My Md said I needed to ease back into my training.

So on Wednesday I ~gasp~ missed Adrenaline.  I KNOW.  I freaking KNOW.  It.was.devastating.  But I did go for a run.  I figured I could manage between 4 and 6 miles.  I scraped in at 4.  It was a freaking near miss on that too.  It was one of the more sucktastic runs I've had in a while.  My watch beeped "4" and I walked from there.  This isn't me.

Needless to say, I didn't exactly "enjoy" the run.

Thursdays run was not a whole lot better.  It also kinda sucked.  On a suckage scale of 1 - 10, this was around an 8.  I managed 5 miles.  Again.  The watch Beeped and I walked.  There was a mid run walk break too.  I couldn't have run one second faster.  I finished with waves of nausea rolling over me.

That run was freaking HARD TO SAVOR.  I was a little bummed about it.

And then I remembered something.  

You don't always have like every minute of every run, even if you love running.  

Besides, no one comes out to train for a marathon with the expectation that they’ll enjoy every single run, and if they do come out with that idea… well… yeah, we probably need to have a little talk.


Rene' said...

well put my friend...this whole week had me questioning if I really wanted to train for a marathon again. It was so hard to run, 8 miles almost killed me (we were supposed to run 10) and even the 4 miles stunk and I didn't even have a virus. But, at the end of the day I know I do....I just need to find my stride. Happy Weekend!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I needed this post after my less than stellar workout yesterday.

bobbi said...

ugh. I do hope you are feeling much much better now. I haven't run in a week, and the last week I DID run, they all sucked. I figure I'm getting all the shitty stuff done before the big day...

Anne said...

Sucky runs happen...I mean, even sucky days happen! Hope you feel better real soon.

Anonymous said...

great post! I needed to read this today :)

Mustang Sally said...

Mine have sucked for a week also. Longer actually...more like 3 weeks. You know this as you've watched me suck at them. have a smile on your dial after each one...and that has made me smile too. Savor the run right? perhaps savor the finish of the run works too sometimes....