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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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