People are baffled by my running. They don’t understand how my current 60-65 mile weeks happen. How do I get that motivation to wake up each morning? How do I not get sick of it? How do I do it?
That being said, I am human. It makes me so sad to hear those posts or tweets or notes of people who had those crappy runs. Those runs that make you think, I can never run, I should never run, I will never be a runner. I wanted to share my crap-tastic run today. Yes, the girl who beams after each run came back from 10 miles today feeling defeated and unmotivated. BUT this one run does not make me less of a runner, it makes me human.
For all those bad ones, I hope you find the humor in them. I said it – the humor in it. Even the best runners, the most fit athletes have those absolutely shitty workouts.
For some entertainment – how NOT to start a Saturday morning run:
- Spend the night sweating through three shirts because your AC unit does jack.
- Wake up multiple times per night with let’s just say ‘stomach fun times’ – even looking up your symptoms online because it has been two days now of diarrhea.
- Decide to lay in bed till 745 am rather than get out the door and run before it hits 90 degrees.
- Run a little too fast because of your racing mind and lots of runners around.
- Feel a similar stomach feeling and realize that what you have been experiencing is NOT due to a food intolerance but heat rash. F*
- Realize at mile 10 that there is nothing left in you.
- Nearly don’t make it in the door thanks to your ahem stomach upset.
So, as you may have seen I have realized what has been causing my stomach pains. I finally examined my back and yep the dots are back. Each summer this seems to happen to me, mostly when I spend days on the beach. I am super sensitive to the sun and my symptoms of heat stroke include a rash on my back and stomach along with lots of diarrhea. Uck, I’m sorry to include this. I think it may be I am not used to this hotter weather that my body hit its breaking point this past week.
Don’t get defeated by one run. I am still laughing about the actual hilarious-ness of today’s run. We all have those runs, we all have those days. It gives me more motivation to kick butt tomorrow on my run.
Question: Do you get down with one bad workout? What made you laugh during your workout or rest day today?