Thursday was just one of those days where I was making every excuse possible to not go to the gym. Even Thomas was making excuses, but we forced ourselves to go and then sat in the parking lot and contemplated it for another 5 minutes before actually walking inside.
It’s been SO hot here in NC, so this was my third night in a row on the treadmill. To make matters worse, when I walked into the gym someone was on MY treadmill. It’s mine because it holds my phone perfectly and avoids the glare from the windows so I can watch Hulu. I took this as another sign I should just go home and call it a day, but I found a less perfect treadmill and did a dreadful 3 miles. I did the first two at 8:50 pace and then wanted to be done so badly that I ran the last mile in 7:45. I felt totally fine physically, but my mind was somewhere else completely. Do you ever get like that? Like your body is totally into it but mentally you are just over it?
It didn’t help that Thomas was ready to go home after 20 minutes and was staring at me from across the gym and texting me asking me if we could leave (he ran out of pre-workout, which makes him grumpy). When we got home, I felt like putting as much effort into making dinner as I did my workout, so we had frozen pizza and taquitos, and it was actually kind of delicious.
Dixie had a nice long walk since she hasn’t gotten to run this week (no puppies on the treadmill unfortunately). Even when it’s 90 degrees outside this dog still likes to bury herself in the warm laundry as soon as I dump it on the bed.
It should be obvious by now that I’m not in love with running ALL the time, and I won’t ever pretend that I am. However, I always feel better if I just suck it up and do my workouts… even if that means you all have to listen to me complain about them the next day
Do you have off days every once in a while? Do you usually suck it up or skip your run?