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Feeling disappointed, but maybe I shouldn't

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I got out for my long run today. It was not good. It was tough right from the start. I wasn't able to get my heart rate up high enough. I'd start to run, and not be able to keep going. It just kept going like this. over and over and over.

Finally after an hour of this, I tried one more time, and felt an aching in my hips. I knew they were tight, but figured they'd loosen up once I found my groove. I guess they might have been what kept me out of that groove. I tried once more, and decided no more. It wasn't worth risking an injury. I stopped running and walked home.

My hips didn't hurt, so I walked to help relax them. Then I jumped right into a cold bath - my version of icing my knees and hips.

So it wasn't a successful training day. But here are the stats:

Avg Heart Rate: 134bpm. too low for training
Distance: 6.25miles
Time: 90minutes
My calorie burn is right up there for the day.

So how can I be disappointed it this? If the overall goal is to get out and move, burn calories, and get stronger I did all of that. Not every run is going to go smoothly. I know that.

Anyhow, I'm trying to not feel like a complete failure today. I know. I really shouldn't. I am so full of anger still today. Wish I knew why. Maybe it's PMS.

Anyhow, I hope you all have a great day
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RITEEBEE 7/29/2013 10:18AM

    I think every runner hates bad running days and feels on cloud 9 after good running days.

Bad running days happen to anyone that runs!! Don't get discouraged, just know you need your rest! Maybe you didn't sleep/fuel/hydrate properly before your run, so many things come into factor!

Hope your next run is your best one yet!

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YANDI4LIFE 7/28/2013 12:11PM

    You did great. Everyday isn't an "A game" day, and your numbers where still great. And that come back attitude that you have...I love it. You gave yourself an awesome pep talk.

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LYNNIERN 7/28/2013 12:49AM

    Oh my gosh, I think you did awesome. I think everybody has a sluggish day every once in a while, maybe it's just that today was yours.

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NANCYPAT1 7/28/2013 12:31AM

    You really accomplished a lot today and "feeling like a complete failure" seems a bit extreme when you look at the entire picture - you should be REALLY proud of yourself. Don't beat yourself up - there are plenty of others out there who will do it for you.

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LEN_VERSION32 7/27/2013 7:11PM

    Just keep pushing. Any movements is better than none! All the best!

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KNYAGENYA 7/27/2013 6:53PM

    Not all of my running days are good. Some days I can do a 7 minute mile and others are 8 minutes or more. You did a great job with sticking with it,

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COOP9002 7/27/2013 6:05PM

    Some days don't go as well as others. The main thing is that you stay on course, which you are. Be proud of how far you've already come and keep moving towards your goal. Blessings

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SOKKERNUT 7/27/2013 12:11PM

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CHANGE4FIT 7/27/2013 12:02PM

    I think it's important to respond to your body-That in and of itself is a victory.

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KIWINURSE 7/27/2013 11:12AM

    I think that you did great getting out the door and then keeping at it for 90 mins! emoticon emoticon

I know what you mean though, I have days when I go to the gym and I can't do what I have been doing in the past, but its ok, at least you are out there moving and burning some calories. I am proud of you!

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FEMISLIM 7/27/2013 11:10AM

    In my opinion you did great.

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MELIS_24 7/27/2013 11:04AM

    The hardest part is lacing up your shoes and getting out the door. You did more than most people today. Not every run is going to be a great or even a good run but you did run. emoticon

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SNS1968 7/27/2013 10:58AM

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JUSTME29 7/27/2013 10:51AM

    It was a rough run - nothing more. I know it's frustrating, but put it in perspective and then figure out what you're really angry about.

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SHARMIE87 7/27/2013 10:48AM

    you are doing great! dont listen to that little voice that tries to sabotage you! you are amazing and not every day will be perfect but it is ok! we love you!

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NARNIAROSE2003 7/27/2013 10:43AM

    Are you kidding me??? Failure? NOT EVEN CLOSE. In SO MANY WAYS you are victorious! I know how you feel, though..sometimes we forget from once we came. Take a look back - I bet you will REALLY see how much of a victory that was!

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SILVER_WOLF1221 7/27/2013 10:41AM

    Just sounds like a rough day. I think you have a lot to be proud of, even if everything didn't go as planned. Just relax and try again when you're ready!

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ICEANGEL0531 7/27/2013 10:40AM

    Don't beat yourself up. Good job!

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