I had the worst run ever yesterday. I procrastinated FOREVER, and finally went running exactly 90 minutes before the Blackhawks game started. I had 90 minutes on the schedule.
Long story short, I felt awful the ENTIRE time. I only made it 60 minutes, and even that felt horrible. I somehow ran really fast (avg pace 8:11). How the hell did that happen?!
I got home and pouted for the rest of the day. I hated running... which isn't cool in general, and definitely isn't cool on the last day of the training week.
So then I got to thinking... HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF A RUNNING FUNK?
Step 1: Have a beer and a good meal after the crappy run, because, after all, you still ran nearly 7.5 miles.
Step 2: The next day, wear a new pair of shoes (or a different pair of shoes, as I realize not everyone has a shoe tower) and a race shirt from a race where you either had an amazing time or RAN an amazing time.
Step 3: Get your butt out the door and run!
I wore these shoes and a shirt from this race, which I ran with Renee and had the most amazing time ever. I even have the picture on my shelf to prove it. And guess what? IT WORKED. I had a great run today and completely changed my outlook on this week's workouts. It's all a matter of perspective!