Today I did a 12 mile run. I had such a bad run today. I know we all have them and I don't want to dwell on the fact that I just didn't love my run and felt slow and crappy the entire time. I should be happy that I ran 12 miles this morning...but I'm not yet.
I had to dig so deep to keep up with the girls on the run today and just to finish in general. I trailed behind them for most of the run today and no matter what I did just wasn't fast enough to keep up. Last night at 4:00 am I was woken up to clean up throw up by a sick kid and couldn't sleep much after that. Then today it was low 40's and rainy the entire run. I couldn't wrap my head around buckling down and going for it.
I need to remind myself that I did it and even with stopping at red lights and a few very big hills I was still at a decent pace. It's ok to have a bad run....it's ok to have a bad run.....it's ok to have a bad run. I think I'll keep chanting that until my next run!
Here are a few quotes I found today that motivate me to keep on going.