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Redemption Run

We have all been there…. The good runs, the great runs, the runs that seem so easy,  and of course the runs that make you want to quit running and find a new hobby. Each run is different and that is one thing that keeps me coming back for more.

Lately every run has seemed terrible- not because of my pace, distance (which by the way was terrible) or even the company I’ve been with (which has been awesome) but each minute and each mile has felt like a struggle.

How I feel after every run lately.
How I feel after every run lately.

It is weird. I’d like to think its the terrible humidity, hot summer heat or maybe even just bad sleeping at night but it’s been bad guys.

I decided to skip my usually Wednesday Morning run meet up with my summer accountability partners to take a rest day. I was hoping maybe I just needed a day to stop over thinking it all.

This morning my alarm went off at 5:30 am and the last thing I wanted to do was run. Again I had a bad nights sleep and I just did not want to get up. Thanks to the hubs and his convincing that I should just go do it so I would feel better I finally got up after about 30 minutes of waiting for my running partners to hopefully cancel (how terrible is that????) got dressed complete with my new sparkly soul pink headband and went to our meeting spot.

One thing I love about my morning group runs is the effortlessness of it. We pick a place, pick a distance and run. It’s a great way to start the day and I was hoping that my running mojo would come back so I could enjoy my morning miles.

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Fast forward 5 miles and a beautiful turnaround point shown above and finally when we finished our run I felt great and could smile. It was a relief to not have the disappointment of another “bad” run.

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The crazy thing about today’s run was that it wasn’t anything special. It was our typical 5 mile out and back route, we kept an easy pace and even walked for a short time.

I was fully prepared to try all the running funk tricks- new playlist, new running route, new clothes- whatever it may take. Luckily all it took this time was a little push from my husband, accountability from my running partners, and that perfect morning skyline to get my mind straight.

Here’s to hoping the weather gives us a break and the miles come easy!

How do you get out of a running funk? Do you have a favorite running route? 

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2 thoughts on “Redemption Run

    1. I think that is what Happened. I was running A lot and not doing anything else. I need to be better about mixing it up more. It was just easy to get up early, run and get it over with.

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