Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crappy runs.... but not that kind of crap

Sporting another one of my favorite Active Bands. Have you tried them yet? They are so cute, and they seriously do what they say..... stay in place. Check them out here.

Last Wednesday was my 34th birthday. We were able to drive the 4 hours to Paris and visit with a few friends. Our house hasn't sold yet, so we decided to rent it out for a while. We used that trip to meet up with the renters and get things squared away. I miss my house. I miss running in Central Ky. It's gorgeous there.....




I was also able to meet up with these beauties for some lunch, and girl time. You may recognize the sexy momma on the right. That's Coy from First in Philly.... she is super fun, you should check her out.


We decided to eat our lunch out on the patio (hot and humid, what were we thinking) and about 10 minutes later, we had another lunch guest. Look at this nasty creature. Sick sick sick.... it ran off pretty quick, but not before a snapped a pic.


My last 2 runs have sucked rocks, and I even cried after yesterday's 6 miler. (Rested today) I usually do my long runs on Sat but had to switch to Sun just for this one weekend. I ran 14 miles and struggled the entire last 5.5 miles. (Still averaged a 9:25) I almost cut it short and quit but just slowed down and got it done. I have been feeling like I am running through mud, while breathing through a straw. I know that with distance running, you have good days and bads days, and usually I tend to have more good then bad. The kicker this time is that I had to crappy runs in a row. I know it's hot and SUPER humid.... but I am really feeling like I've been slapped in the face and the world is laughing at me. Just feel so down in the dumps today.


I had several friends on FB give me some great one liners, and some nice pick me ups, and ideas of how to find my groove again. I decided to rest today and then head out tomorrow morning with zero pressure. Just me, the road, my running shoes and hopefully I will find my happy place again.

10 comments:

Julia said...

you are gorgeous in your pics!!! i am seriously ITCHING WITH EXCITEMENT to meet you in person. Coy is going to be so jealous. haha. (not that I am that cool or anything but yeah...she should be jealous! ha!).

I totally know the feeling you are describing about your runs. That is totally how I felt on the 12 I "attempted" with Frances and Maria a few weekends ago. it was terrible. I wanted to quit after 2 miles and I just felt emotional the entire time. i felt so bad that they had to see me like that and I pretty much swore off running. But I am glad I stuck with it...last week was better and reminded me that I just have to push through those tough runs because sometimes they make me even stronger than the good ones. I really think it will be a nice change to run somewhere completely different for a while. i always run well when i am in a new place because it feels new and exciting again!

i had no idea that it took you 4 hrs to drive to paris. i will feel bad if you have to drive all the way to louisville. maybe we can find a central meeting point?

anywayyy. cant wait to see you girl. hang in there. you will be back in no time :)

Marlene said...

Summer is beating me up and giving me waaaay too many of those runs. It's demoralizing.

Hang in there and enjoy the no-pressure run tomorrow.

Happy Belated Bday!!

Kara said...

Humidity can take a huge toll on your running. I hope it's feeling better soon!

rabidrunner said...

It's been unusually humid around here too. Yesterday, I ran in 36% humidity and thought of you... how on earth do you run in 100%? Wow. You should get a finishers medal for making it home!

bobbie said...

The humidity here in KY has been awful and not looking to improve in the next few days :( I LOVE your bumper sticker design! And I agree running in central Ky is pretty awesome:)

Tricia said...

just placed my first active band order last week, super excited to try them!

Coy Martinez said...

We're all feeling it BIG TIME! It's the heat, I swear it causes heavy legs. Be thankful for the small things! You're running and out there and that's what counts!! Keep that head up!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Sometimes rest is the perfect answer. I hope this is one of those times.

And I haven't heard the term "sucked rocks" in a long time. Made me smile!

Cory Reese said...

A rest day is always a huge help. But that humidity?!? Ugh. Way to push through!

Keri said...

Cute headband and happy birthday!