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Bad. Run.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Man. That was so horrible.

Even though it was a run day, I didn't think I would actually get a chance. Everything has been so crazy lately and even now as I type this, I have many other things that I should be doing running through my head.

But my mom was sick and I came home early to take care of the kids and thought - Hey! Perfect! I can go the Y!

Except! I hadn't been drinking water all day. I had 2 big cups of coffee and only a little water. And I had taken the krill oil again this morning and felt like I had a spike at the base of my throat (bad heartburn). But I went thinking those things wouldn't matter.

They mattered. I had no energy. I got up on the track, walked my 4 laps, did some dynamic stretching and started running. It felt horrible. Almost immediately my shoe came untied so I stopped, re-tied both and walked 2 more laps. Started running again. So slow, didn't feel comfortable, couldn't get breath regulated, couldn't swallow properly with spike at bottom of throat. I ran half a mile, stopped to drink water and never started again. I was so upset with myself and was so upset that it felt like I couldn't do it, I just left.

Trying now to let it upset me too much, but I feel miserable.
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RENATARUNS 2/28/2013 7:12AM

    My exercise tracker note from a few days ago says something like "next time, eat something" -- I had tried to go running right around lunchtime and got caught in the "too late for a snack/can't eat lunch yet or I can't run at all" bind. It didn't go very well.

These things happen. It's a learning experience. Hugs to you!

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CDCSMITH2013 2/28/2013 6:32AM

    Hey, you still moved and while it may not have been the workout you hoped it would be, a lot of people would have thrown in the towel. Any progress is good. Way to go!

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SHOES17 2/28/2013 2:17AM

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HOPEFULHIPPO 2/28/2013 1:30AM

    I'd offer words, but it sounds like the gang gots it covered. LOL You rock...and you'll rock the next one!!

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KIMBERLY_Y 2/27/2013 11:57PM

    Everyone has those days so don't be too hard on yourself. It will be better tomorrow.

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MOMTO2HEINZS 2/27/2013 11:02PM

    Don't be upset...Please! You tried and that is HUGE!! You are learning what your body needs. I have found that I have to run on fresh legs...as in after a full rest day. Everything still has to be perfect for the running to work out. I hope to work through that, but for now, I just work with it. Kudos to you for squeezing it in even with all the busyness!!

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SLIMPAM23 2/27/2013 10:36PM

    You have a lot going on this week. Not making excuses for you - but realistically - You have a lot going on this week!!
Some days you're the bug....and some days you're the windshield. Sounds like today was a windshield kind of day. I give you credit that you still tried to get out there and get that run in!!
Hope you mom is feeling better!!
FYI - Had a TERRIBLE water today - the worst I've had on a work day in like forever. We both need to improve on those days!!
Pam

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KIMBERLYJA1 2/27/2013 9:29PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself! You really should congratulate yourself for going out at all. All the stuff on SP reminds us that any activity is better than none. The next time you have a good run, it will feel twice - or ten times - as good as that one bad time. Think about all your other successes and reassure yourself that you can do it again. One step back, two steps forward! You can do it!

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MALEXANDER4 2/27/2013 8:43PM

    Hey you went....let that be one bad run does not make or break you. Girl is isn't an all or nothing kinda lifestyle. This you should know. So smile through your tears, hold your head up because you went. I would of said forget it before leaving the house.

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SPSPSP1 2/27/2013 8:33PM

    Hey you!

You had the diligence to go to the gym and run. Doesn't matter for how long. You did it. You made an effort to take care of yourself and the body you were given. Be proud. But, definitely drink more water in future. :-D

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