And she said to me that she was so happy I said that because sometimes she feels like everyone loves running all the time and there are a lot of bloggers out there who are too cheerful about the whole thing. So in the spirit of keeping it real I do not always love running. No one always love running. Some days are total shit. Some days I don't even attempt cause I know I am just not into it. And while I feel that my blog does a fair job of keeping it real (and by keeping it real I mean I complain excessively about every little ache, pain and injury) I just wanted to put that out there for those of you who may feel alone in hating your run.
Some things you can do to tackle those hateful feelings:
- Give it a go even if you don't feel like it. Usually if I can go a mile things loosen up and get less dramatic and everything is fine.
- Realize that shit runs are good for mental toughness. Every race there is always a point where you struggle. Struggling through a run is good mental training for not giving up.
- Keep a goal race at hand. Having something to train for can get you out the door and keep you out the door.
- If the above three fail pack it in. Sometimes not wanting to run is a sign you are over-trained or on the verge of injury. And if you do pack it in, let it go. Runners are weird excessive creatures. If you cut a run short or cut it all together no one freakin cares so let yourself off the hook.
Before you know it all will be back to rainbows and butterflies