Thursday, April 1, 2010
31 Days to the Tough Mudder - Today I Hate Running
Did you ever go for a run and absolutely hate every second of it? Yes, it's all in our heads and last evening 's run had my head ticking like a bomb was ready to explode. "Why can't I go any faster? What's this stupid pain in my ankle? Why is my heart rate so high and I'm going so slow. Why do I feel like I weigh about 400 pounds? My sneaker feels too tight. These stone are getting in the sides of my sneakers and hurting my feet. The sun is in my eyes. Who's shooting at me. Damn, I pissed myself... so what else is new. And on, and on, and on. There didn't seem to be too much pleasure in the run other than I burned about 650 calories, but immediately went home and consumed about 800 calories, so what was the point. It was one of those nights you just want to say, fuck it and quit trying. But today I'm back on track... still feeling like I weigh 400 pounds, but the mind games have subsided and I got 5 hrs of gardening in and a nice 1 1/4 hr road ride on the cyclocross bike (the back roads here are really broken up -- I wouldn't dare take the Litespeed out on them). Enjoy the nice weather!