I woke up, felt good, and was ready to run. Went downstairs, "took care of business" (wink wink) and then eventually headed out for a nice 4 mile run in the crisp morning air. Somedays, there is nothing better, but today was not one of those days, not even close. It started out very sluggish, which I expect, because it happens, it takes me awhile to get these old bones moving. After about a half mile or so, I am good in the mornings. I often feel like talking myself out of running, but I know if I can get through that first mile, I will be fine. So I trudge ahead, thinking this as I shuffled.
|This did not work.|
Everything was just tight, my knees, ankles, hamstrings, everything. Finally I called it and headed home after about 25 minutes. I knew it wasn't going to happen. So the next step is to figure out what happened and why. What can I blame it on? Gotta blame it on something, gotta blame it on something... (Milli Vanilli)
Finally it dawned on me. It happens. You can't have good runs without bad runs. As the title says, "you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have" I can only hope that my bad runs are few and far between and never on race day. So this one is in the books and filed away, tomorrow is a new day and a new run!
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