When the bad days are good days in disguise

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I've had computer issues so I have not been able to keep up with blogging and logging like I should. Got that fixed and while not making myself log or exercise or write down a blog to type in later - something I totally planned to do, none of those "bad" days were like this one.

By all outward accounts not a single thing happened to make this a bad day. I'm in a pretty good mood, nothing stressful. What went wrong was my 3 mile walk/run. It was HARD emoticon So much harder than 3 miles should be for me. I couldn't settle into a pace that was good. I couldn't catch my breath (though that was probably mostly my head making my body react) I ached, I hurt, I focused on all of that.

And I wanted so much to quit.

That's where the good part comes in.

I didn't.

I did the whole route. After a certain point it makes more sense to continue than turn around anyway, because it's longer to go back. Every fiber of my being from my mind to my body to my soul wanted to be done with this outing.

And now that I am done, sitting here with my drink and my 15k steps for the day so far - I feel good. I hated it, I didn't want to do it and if I had been on my cell phone I would have complained the whole way. But all of that negativity didn't stop me. Once upon a time even the slightest owie would have been reason to stop or not go out at all. I won't work through actual pain or injury, but I'm learning the difference between my mind trying to quit and my body actually needing stop

So in the end, my "bad day" was an NSV in disguise!
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  • MALAMI518
    I've had runs like that myself, and it's so good to know that it's not just me. Congrats on finishing what you started even though you hated it the whole time. The other good news is that one "bad" run doesn't mean that the rest will be. I used to get myself all wrapped up in that worry. What if I can't ever "run happy" again?
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    2382 days ago
    YAY! You sound a lot like me. It's amazing to feel strong and powerful. Congratulations!
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  • no profile photo CD14253479
    emoticon Powerful confirmation that when the going gets tough, the tough continue on! Way to go!
    2382 days ago
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