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Should Have Said No

Happy Wednesday!

I finally completed my larger paper and turned it in on Monday.  I usually run on Mondays and rest on Tuesdays but I swapped that this week due to the paper deadline.  On Tuesday morning I left for work with my gear, totally planning on running after work.   By the end of the day though, I had absolutely no desire to run.  I don’t know if it was because it was my usual rest day, if I was finally unwinding from the paper drama or what.  I told myself to get over it and just go.  I changed at work and headed to the lake for the 4 miles that were on my schedule.

You know that saying about how you never regret a workout?  That’s a lie.   A big, fat lie.   I should have just gone home.   I kept telling myself that I have a 10K race in a week and a half in 6 weeks.  I had already had a hit and miss week (more miss than hit) last week due to my Slacker-ness, so I needed to get out there.  And it was only 4 miles, I could do that, right?  

Thanks Pinterest and Grumpy Cat
Thanks Pinterest and Grumpy Cat

My lack of eagerness had not improved by the time that I reached the lake park.  I parked, put in my headphones and put on my belt then started my Garmin and headed out.   I made it 30 feet before I noticed that nothing was coming from the headphones.   I tried to fix them while walking, also trying to dodge the construction that was suddenly cutting across the path.  Couple hundred yards later after crossing one of the little bridges, I came to a complete halt.    I could not get the headphones out of the headphone jack.  And all my attempts to correct the problem just turned my headphone cords into a giant knot.   I finally ripped the headphones out of the extender but still could not get the extender out of the phone, it was completely jammed.   I managed to snap the back cover off but still no luck.  By now I had been standing there for almost 10 minutes. 2 guys had run past but either chivalry really is dead or I looked scary mad.  😦   I shoved the tangled headphones into my belt and started walking, I figured I might as well move while fighting with my phone.   ¼ of a mile later, I gave up.  I shoved my phone and the case pieces in the belt and started running.  By now I was super cranky and irritated and just wanted to quit.   I told myself 1 lap was sad (only 1.2 miles) and I should at least do 2.  I was already frustrated about potentially breaking my phone so why not?

So I dodged the construction again and kept running.  Half way through the second lap around I had to backtrack because my pepper spray decided to leap from my belt.  It was like it hopped and skidded away from me in slow motion.    I was done, so very very done.  Normally, I try to stop on .5 or full miles but I hit 2.25 and shut everything off and walked to my car.  I then did a girl move and went crying to my daddy about my phone.   This run did nothing but tick me off.    I don’t know what it is was, but it was not my night.   It put me so off, that I decided not to do my speed work tonight.  I brought my stuff to work again but this time I am going with the nope.

The aftermath
The aftermath

 

It wasn’t my running, nothing hurt, I just wasn’t feeling it.  I wanted to post this last night but I held off since I was so stinkin’ cranky.  I figured I needed to sit on it a bit.   I didn’t want that irritation to spill over to my next run, so I headed home after work tonight.  My gear can stay in my car for another day.

I submitted my final paper tonight, so life and running and blogging should return to it’s regular schedule.  🙂   Today wasn’t an exercise free day though.  After submitting my paper, I randomly decided to do some late night yoga.  Well, Jillian Michaels style yoga anyways.   I only fell on my face a couple of times.  🙂

Has anyone else ever had one of those moments that led into a rough run?

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