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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crap Run

There was only one word for my run this evening: shitty.

I started out intent on doing my scheduled 8, but only a mile in, I felt like poo. I can't improve upon that description by much: nothing hurt and I wasn't feeling sick, I just felt "blah." Could be the result of several factors, including the vague notion that sometimes a run just doesn't feel right.

Generally, I can work past such lethargy, but this evening, I got to the 1.5 mark and decided to turn around and go home. So, it was 3 miles instead of 8.

I haven't had this kind of crap run in a long time, and it seems like a fitting end to a week that has been pretty worthless in terms of running. Oh well. I think I may try to get up early tomorrow morning and give it another go -- we'll see if I'm up for a full 8, but I gotta put in something longer than 3 this week.

For now, I think I may take a quick trip to Barnes and Noble -- nothing improves my mood like buying a few books with some of my Christmas gift cards.

14 comments:

Wes said...

Mmmmm... Books :-)

miss petite america said...

and they have some good clearance sales. i bought a ton of stuff for under 20 bucks the other day!

chia said...

I used the same adjective to describe my half assed approach to training today. Cool blog, found you through the Running Blog directory. Will have to stop in again, thanks for the smiles!

Happy training!

Doug said...

Just a bad day, we all have 'em. Take it in stride!

Good luck with take two tomorrow!

J~mom said...

Have fun shopping! Let us know what you get!

Firefly's Running said...

So sorry that you had a very bad run. The next one is guarnteed to be much better.

Carly said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I can totally relate. Running is one of those things that keep you humble. One day is awesome then next sucks big time. Better luck with tomorrow.

David said...

Well, I hope your 2nd attempt at the run goes better. You can always do a double 4 miler (two separate 4 mile runs), if you still aren't feeling the mojo.

I can imagine you in a book store is like me in a bike shop; eyes aglow, fingers twitching, money begging to jump out of my hands. Happy reading! (and running!!)

L*I*S*A said...

Sometimes a break is just what a gal needs. Take it from one who is on one herself. :)

sRod said...

I hate half-ass runs. They bother me...like a paper cut or a hangnail. Don't worry about the bad weeks, you know they come and go.

Marcy said...

Yes, we must know what the Queen of Literature is going to pick up :-)

I'm sorry about the run, tomorrow is another day ;D

Crystal said...

that sucks about your run. I hate when I feel crappy doing exercise, too. But I'm sure the books helped, hope you found some good ones.

AnthonyP said...

We all have days like this. I think you should take Sunday off and get back at it on Monday.

RazZDoodle said...

ahhh...B&N. I'm thinking of trying to stay there for weeks. Kind of like a Survivor episode. I could live off of venti bold coffee and cinnamon chip scones. I could even burn an road atlas for warmth. Hmmm