Lucky for me I had Friday off of work. I was feeling kind of shitty for all the bad food I had ate and OMG! Scale is up 3 pounds! I know it's not a 3 pound fat gain, just my body holding on to the food. But still a bit depressing after that low number on the scale the day before.
After breakfast I decided I'd go out and conquer my next 5k-10k training run. I wore my leggings and a t shirt over my full running tank because it was cold!
Well cold when I started. It wasn't long before I tore off my t shirt and was wishing I would have worn shorts. It was hot! And the sun was over head beating on me.
I'm not used to running during the day. It's usually either early morning (hardly ever) or at dusk or after the sun has went down.
I was really feeling crappy. Just a whole BLAH. And I decided that I really hate interval runs. They suck big hairy donkey balls!! About a mile and a half into it I mentally gave in and did some walking. I haven't walked during a run in forever! I felt like such a failure but I just couldn't get my mind in the game. I alternated running and walking for the rest of my run. Surprisingly my splits weren't that disappointing for all the walking I felt like I did.
When I got home I just laid around for most of the day and my body was so sore. I think maybe I was just in exercise overload.
So my total for the week on Pile On The Miles is 11.92 miles. Not too shabby! My total for the month so far is 37.64 miles. My goal for the month was 60, which I probably am not going to make unless I throw in a few more runs next week. We'll see how motivated I get to do that!
I am sure your body was just needing a break. All that foreign food (fatty) didn't help and I am sure your body was in shock. I think that thanksgiving day workout would be enough for your body to rebel. I am agreeing on the idea that the body needs rest...can we say ouch.
LOVE that quote- "She believed she could, so she did." Way to go! A tough run is better than no run at all. :)
I'm with Lauren - a tough run is better than no run. And, hey, walking is still good for you. Don't beat yourself up. You have 30 miles left this month for that ;)
You are one impressive lady...And you are funny! You always make me laugh....
I hate when I am in the middle of a run and realize the weather is the opposite of what I thought it was...and I need to strip or else I'm freezing my buns!
Great job on piling on the miles. And thanks for the link on it, I have seen tons of people talking about this but I have never known where to look at it.
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