blarrgghhh (worst run ever)

This morning, I blithely go out to have an easy 2 mile run on a nice flat route.  I start running, and for the first three deceptive blocks I think, Wow!  I feel great!  Then I turn a corner, run roughly 5 seconds of the only hill in the entire route, and realize that I am going to die.  The rest of the run is all downhill from here.  About 3/4 of a mile in, I actually have to stop and walk a block out of desperation.  By the time I get home, I don't even think that I can make it up our cul de sac and driveway -- even though I have been walking for about five minutes at this point.

BUT...  even though I had to walk that block, once I got to the end of it I started running again and I totally finished that run.  So it may have been the worst run anyone has ever had (it sure felt like it), I DID finish.  Go me!

Things I've learned from this experience?
1) Oatmeal, bread, okra, rice, and a string cheese are not adequate fuel for running the following day.
2) Don't expect your run to be stellar after only getting 5 1/2 hours of sleep, whether it was intentional or not.
3) I can totally run two miles even when I feel like I'm going to have to lie down on the sidewalk and die.  (i.e. I am a badass.)

Tomorrow?  Three miles, here I come!


  1. You are AMAZING. So proud of you!!

  2. Yay for two miles!

    I just now found your blog (always a few weeks or months behind...) and it's so exciting that you're interested in running. I've been running off and on for a few years, with the off periods due in part to injury, and it's become a really big part of my life in the past 6 months.

    So yay for running! Woo three miles! You can do it!