Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dirty. Need detox.

It was 17 degrees F this morning. The running partners decided not to brave the cold and canceled today's outdoor run. However, Ms. M said she would be at the Y in the morning.  So, I woke up at 5 a.m. and drove to the Y with the grandest intentions of running some 4 or even 5 miles.

The usual room that I usually do my runs in has no free treadmills.  I like that room because I don't have to wear those pesky earphones. The TV is just there, sound and all. So I went to the other room. Three TVs, but they are silent, unless you plug in your earphones to the machines.  That means I ran watching a mute morning show. 

Random Thoughts:
  1. Brrr. It's cold.
  2. Ms. M isn't here. Is she at home in her warm bed? Smart lady!
  3. That makes me the dumb idiot.
  4. Just 0.25 mile? Oh gosh. This is gonna be loooooooooooooong.
  5. What in the world are they talking about on TV? Should have brought my earphones.
  6. How did I run 7 or 8 miles on this treadmill during summer time?
  7. I'm weak. Mentally weak.  OJ and peanut butter sandwich sound good!
  8. Why is it sometimes easier to run 8 or 9 miles and so hard to run short runs like this?
  9. Let me finish 2. Just 2.
Lots of negative thoughts. Lots of self-doubts. This is not good. No wonder they say running is a mental sport. 

I don't know if it's the negative thoughts of the self-doubts,  or the fact that I only ran 2 miles this morning and ate a filet fish sandwich for supper that makes me feel dirty. But I feel dirty.

I need a good run to detox.
You know what I mean?


  1. My run this morning was hard at first. I am convinced that a peer group is the best way to fight off those negative thoughts. This morning I was just not feeling it. But I was with 2 other runners so I could not give up. We have been stuck at home for 3 days with ice/snow in NC so one of my running buddies was freakishly fast today (I said we need her to be trapped at home more :-) All to say, my run today would have been terrible if it were just me. And 2 miles is better than no miles.

  2. I hear you! I don't like me weekday treadmill runs either and I'm always glad to run outside on the weekends. This reminds me why I like running so much. Hang in there, get a glass of wine and be proud that you got up in the morning to run!

  3. Look to the positive - at least you got a run in and the next one will be better - Keep on running

  4. I agree with Alan - always look to the positives! Kudos to you for getting up at 5 and getting a couple miles in!

  5. Two miles are better than no miles, especially at 5am, and on the dreadmill. Hang in -- you'll get a good run in this weekend!

  6. based on the title, i thought this post would be a lot dirtier (and naugthtier. lol).
    but i know what u mean.
    this move has taken over my life and i cant fit in any workout time.
    but i pledge to u, that starting feb 1, we will do virtual workouts together, ok???

  7. I feel your pain. But hey - you got up (crazy early!) and did it! So that counts for something. :)

  8. I hate the treadmill too, and usually forget my headphones. I just tell myself I have to make it thru till the end of the show that is on, and then usually tell myself that I have to watch one more show before I can get off.

  9. I had these exact same feelings on a treadmill earlier this week. Can't wait for warmer weather--and to stop dodging snow mounds and ice on the sidewalks!


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