Anything But Good

This mornings run was anything but good.  I woke up very very tired and exhausted and not feeling like running.  I woke up at 4:38, a couple minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off at 4:40 so i was already feeling cheated.  I have not gotten much sleep this week so I am sure that is wearing on me.  Between the lack of sleep and the 10 miles on Tuesday, I just think my body is completely spent.

nevertheless, I was determined to get the 6 miles I had planned in so I took off.  I hit the road at 5:05 and every step was hard.  I was on my 6 mile route and just past 1.25 miles when my right ankle tweaked just a little bit.  It felt OK, but not 100% so I turned around at the 1.5 mile mark.  I was going to continue but didn't want to get as far from home as the 6 miler would take me in case something went worse.

Each mile.... OK tenth of a mile.... came and I just wanted to quit.  The two mile mark came (where things normally get better) and things didn't get any better.  I did keep going and just pushed through it.  It took everything in me, both mentally and physically to get to the 5 mile mark.  I wish I could have kept going, but I stopped at the 5 mile mark.  I did finish with a couple miles of walking though.

My ankle feels OK, but I will need to keep an eye on it over the next few days.  If you look at my running log you will see how this run went for me.  I just never was able to speed up like I usually do.

Hope all your runs have been good, but if not keep at it, because as we all know..... they will get bad, but they will get better!


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