As you see in the title this is one of "those" posts... the real side of running, but we will get to that in a little bit first a little catch up.
Saturday -- My day started amazing when I got up to use the bathroom and saw a beautiful sunrise.
I mean how can you have a bad day when you get to see that?!
Here I am with the kids after we climbed the big tower and an adorable picture of my husband and kiddos. We hiked almost 6 miles and the kids did so amazing the whole time!
Sunday- We headed to church and after lunch we decided to head out again! We went to a different park and this one was still a little muddy but we still had fun and were able to bust out 3 miles!
Monday -- Spring break is over and the kids are off to school after 10 stay home days YAY! lol this mama was ready to have our routine back. I was able to have a great run even though my legs and heel were a little sore. Then I get this amazing message from a random person on Instagram...... "Hey! Can I just say how much I love your page?! I recently came across it and you've really motivated me to start running again. When I first started my Instagram I only did it to help motivate myself and I found people like you by going through the hashtags and tried to connect with as many as I could. I know this may seem random but I just wanted to say thanks!"
This... THIS is why I post on my Facebook and Instagram every day. My journey started because of our sudden loss, but if ONE person can see just one post and know that ANYONE can be a runner or make one change my day is made. Yes I do it for me, but I do it to motivate others too.
Tuesday-- speech day, Maycee has speech so that means no running in the morning. I decided to switch it up and do a workout instead since the weather was nice and I knew we could walk to pick up Aryssa from school. The workout felt great and it was nice to use some weights.
Wednesday-- My legs and chest were sore from my workout and I stupidly put on a cotton tank top... 2 miles into my run and it felt heavy and in the way- so I did what any sane person would do... I took it off lol. Mile 3 and 4 felt way better ! I even upped the speed to 6mph for a while and I felt strong :) I'm going to put myself out there a bit and share my picture here too. Why?! because yes I was in my basement in a sports bra and no-one can see me, but for me someone with self confidence issues (that are being worked on every day!) it's a big deal. And let me tell you I tagged Kelly Roberts from Run, Selfie, Repeat on my Instagram post and she commented and liked the picture! THAT MADE MY DAY! If you have never checked out Run, Selfie, Repeat I HIGHLY recommend her podcasts!
So that brings us to today Thursday-- today is where the title comes from. Some days your body doesn't cooperate BUT it is what you do with those days that make or break you.
Let that sink in a bit and I'll tell you about my run. Despite the sore legs Wednesday I had a great run today's run was as equally crappy. My legs were not only sore but SUPER heavy. My muscles were so tight and I couldn't hit a stride. I felt like I was limping/running BUT I didn't quit! I walked some to stretch the muscles and warm them up. When it felt ok I ran, however it didn't last long. My stride just wasn't right and I didn't want to hurt myself so I walked again. Back and forth I went and made it to 3.5 miles.
I didn't quit and I didn't give up! That's huge and what I strive to always do.... no matter what I will push through change things up and try again. I look forward to what tomorrow brings because I don't know, it might be another day like today or my legs might finally catch up with my mind and let me reach that runners high that I crave. I think that is what is frustrating with "bad" runs it's the "blue balls" of life I feel haha at least my interpretation of it lol.
I will never sugar coat a run, if it is a bad run that's what I'll call it. I celebrate the good and the bad, I celebrate the fact that I still did something, I am still pushing myself to better my health. I will not let a bad run stop me..... in the past that's what would happen. I would shut down and give up because being lazy is way easier than failing. How you choose to over come these obstacles make all the difference. I will not give up, I will not give in.
I'll link my Instagram page so if you want you can follow my journey there too :) Happy running!
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What changed for you that made you decide to run?