I really, really, REALLY, did not want to go for a run tonight but when I got home from work tonight there was my husband, dripping in sweat from his 10K run! Well, I had to go then now didn’t I? Plus, I have been eating way too much Blackberry Apple Crisp this week and I could feel the sugar reacting negatively inside my skin. I know, sounds weird but I haven’t been eating processed sugar lately and I could feel my body reacting to it. I can’t seem to describe it but I’m sure some of you out there can relate to the feeling. :/
Anyway, back to the run…the 1st K was probably the worst feeling kilometre I have ever run! I felt like I had concrete in my legs! I’m sure this was from the 75 minute yoga session I did two nights ago!
Have you ever felt so tight in your hammies and calfs that it felt like you were dragging a truck behind you? Uphill, into a head wind? That’s what I felt like and I am serious when I say, this was the first time I actually stopped and came very, very close to turning around and going home. I wasn’t dragging a truck but I was going uphill and into a headwind! I think it took me 7 minutes to complete that kilometre! The only reason that I decided to keep going was that I knew damn well that as soon as I got home I would berate myself all night so I persevered! Overall it ended up being a good run but it took about 3K to get into the groove. I ended up finishing 6K though and felt GREAT once I was done! Good old endorphins kicking in.
Last week I wrote about the Bug Run, which you can read about here: Bug. I did finish the 1/2 marathon in three runs as I committed to do, with a run to the beach and Bug had a ‘swim’ in the Pacific Ocean. This Memory Run will be an annual event so maybe next year I will be able to finish the 1/2 in two runs
And finally, I am gearing up to train for the Perseverence Trail Run on Oct 28th! This will be a real challenge for me, more so than the Gutbuster runs I did this summer. The last two years I ran the 3K version but this year I decided to throw sanity to the wind and signed up for the 10K!
This 10K will be a real challenge for me as it is a very technical run uphill in the trails with lots of steep declines and mud and water traps which are set up by the organizers.
All I need now is for a Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash to come to town and I will be all set!One day I will participate in one of those!
what was your ‘worst run’ experience?
have you ever stopped a run then regretted it?
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