A bad run is still better than…

bad run

On Tuesday I started my training for a half marathon I am running in September.  Today was my second training run and it was not a good run.

I had to go into work early for a meeting so I ran about an hour earlier than I normally would run and I did not go to sleep an hour earlier, bad idea.  I had 30 minutes planned and I got my 30 minutes in; so I accomplished my training goal.  The fact that I did not feel great afterwards and that my pace was off was a bummer, but I am glad I did it.

Got me thinking that – A bad run is still better than –

  • No run at all
  • A bad movie
  • A meeting
  • Sitting on the couch
  • Being bored
  • Most morning television offerings
  • The regret you will feel later if you do not run

And I am sure we could come up with plenty more things.  I have a chance to forget about this run on Saturday, my next run, which will be kick ass!

All I know is this.  I have never regretted going for a run, but I have, on more than one occasion, regretted NOT running.  So, lace up, tape up, suck it up, open the door, get outside, and RUN!

just run


5 thoughts on “A bad run is still better than…

    1. Can’t agree more with this. This is what it means to be mentally tough and disciplined. We can come up 1001 excuses why today or right now might not be a good time to go run, but being mentally prepared to push through anyway is something you can build on.

      When you’re in the late miles of a half-marathon and your mind is coming up with tons of excuses to stop, slow down.. whatever, remember; you are mentally tough and you were expecting this all along. You got this because last time you didn’t want to do it, you did it anyway. Good job!

  1. It’s better to have gone for a run than to regret not going. There are so many excuses to make, but the people who are most successful never make excuses. Great attitude and keep up the running.

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