Sunday, March 21, 2010

Run Ragged

Last night’s C25K jog sucked. Ugh! What a horrible run! I felt bloated and slow for most of it and even got a couple of stitches in my side towards the end. I came really close to slowing down to a walking pace a few different times in the last five minutes or so. I really have no idea how I managed to finish it off without stopping because – I have to say – it was hard!

Sometimes things are just rough, I guess. And sometimes things are made rough by our own actions. I know I didn’t create the best running circumstances for myself given that I initially put the program off for a day – which meant I was committed to doing the jog on an evening that I knew I had a family supper to attend. Plus, I overate at said dinner which left me feeling extremely heavy even after several hours of digestion. Sigh…

Lesson learned (I hope).

8 comments:

  1. It is rough at times. Plain and simple. You worked through it and ran anyways. Good for you.

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  2. I also learned that lesson about a full stomach and trying to run the hard way. Like you, I had also waited a while to run, but I still felt heavy and it was not easy to finish the session.

    Good for you for pressing through. :)

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  3. Hey..you DID it.....and you are amazing for even trying after a big dinner...next time will be easier.

    About a month ago I tried to run first thing in the morning...before eating anything. I used to do that...way back in my youth...but not on this journey. I was a little nervous about it...but it actually felt great. Who knew? As summer nears and it gets lighter earlier...I plan to hit the streets in the early am more often.

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  4. But.. You did it! and that was a great kesson in its self! That you can make yourself do something that you dont want to.

    I have to keep re-teaching myself this very valuable lesson as well. :)

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  5. You embraced the trial. Yeah! It really can be miserable but the other side is worth it. E.

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  6. U got an award, go to my site!

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  7. :o) Thanks!!!

    Great, that a great idea! I will definitely consider a few early morning jogs.

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  8. Ha ha ha... sorry that was supposed to be addressed to Greta (who I am sure is, indeed, great!)

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