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!