Do you sometimes just know you are going to have a bad run? For whatever reason (bad food choices, sleep deprivation, over training) you know the run is not going to be great before you even lace up your running shoes.
That was me on Tuesday! I was even contemplating a rest day because I figured my body needed rest more than it needed a crappy run. But I was feeling a little blue and needed some endorphins, so I decided to go out anyway.
There were a couple reasons I figured my run would be bad. The main reason was because I got less than 4 hours of sleep the night before. I had to get up early for piano lessons, and when I know I have to get up early, my mind races and I can't fall back asleep. The good part about that is I read an entire book during my night of insomnia. (Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn- thanks for the rec, Ali!)
Other reasons I thought my run would be bad:
- It was dreary and rainy out.
- My knee wasn't feeling strong.
- The only new pod cast I had was Dan Savage and I am starting to get annoyed with the people calling into the show. They are such whiny bitches.
Obviously, from the title of this post, you know my run actually turned out to be great! My legs felt strong and fresh. I was running a pace that felt easy, even though it was faster than my normal easy pace. I ended up with 5 miles at an 8:21 pace.
I'm so glad I got out for the run because now I feel wonderful!