Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My new asics & getting caught in the rain




I just got back from the worst run
OF MY LIFE.


I think there are a few reasons this run was so sucktastic, so let's go over each one...in detail.







I tried a new protein bar for some pre-run fuel.
It had an awful taste, but I ate it anyway.


When I got home I made many failed attempts to pump myself up for my scheduled 4 miles.
I just was not in the mood.

Finally I hit the pavement.
Only to have half of my right foot go numb 1/4 mile in due to my nike+ on my shoelaces.
I tried fixing it three times before taking it off the shoe completely.

 I changed up my route hoping to push myself to run my furthest distance yet. 
After a mile and a half I had the WORST cramps in my stomach and ribs.
I'm not sure if it was the new kicks or the new bar but it was ruining my breathing, thus ruining my run.


By the time I reached 2 1/2 miles I couldn't take it anymore.
I started walking.
However, the running gods had another plan in mind and at the exact same time I started to walk...it started to downpour.

So I started running again until I made it home.

 2.8 crappy miles in my new sneakers.
Which I am not 100% sold on yet.
 Depending on Friday and Saturdays runs go I may be returning them.
So stay tuned for that update.


This is the face of a pissed off sweaty.
I really hate when I have bad workouts.

I am also having a PopTart while I write this, I thought it would help.
It isn't. 
Now I'm even more pissed I ate the damn PopTart.
It just isn't my night.



Why do bad runs happen to good people?


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42 comments:

  1. Hey chicky, I just came across this article today that's good to know! Check it out! If you have a protein bar i'd give it at least an hour to digest, i know that would mess me up too!

    http://www.fitsugar.com/What-Eat-Before-Run-24108225

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  2. Hey girl... so sorry to hear about your run! Ugh that sucks. That happened to me a few weeks ago, so I can totally relate. The side stitches occur with newbie runners so give it some time, and they will disappear in no time. Also, try a little wheat bread with some pb and a banana before you run. That has a mix of protein and carb which most people fuel up with. I used to have a lara bar before runs and I felt crappy/bloated/gross. So I ditched that and have gone the pb & banana route, and it's way better. Also, when you get a side stitch, press your fingers to where it is and massage it and walk for a few seconds. PLEASE DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP OVER THIS. Everyone has crappy runs. Even pros. Just re-center yourself and focus on Friday's run. Also sorry about the new sneakers. You may have to break them in a little more. :( Good luck girl, you got this! Feel better!

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    1. ughhhh I don't WANT to have to wait for the stitches to leave haha #runbrat I think I will be bar-less for future runs... I find some of my best workouts are on an empty stomach so i'll try that method saturday

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  3. Sorry about you're horrible run. Some days are just like that. Sucks, I know.
    However, if the shoes don't get better - return. I personally am Mizuno obsessed, but have friends who run in Brooks too with good luck.

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    1. I have heard great things about BOTH brands so I think if these aren't the ones I'll try one of those..thank you!

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  4. Aww we all have days like that. At least you can run. I'm a half marathon runner and LOVE running. That and working out are my two stress relievers but since having double foot surgery in May, I am still not allowed to run. I finally got back to the gym two weeks ago but can only do machines. No free weight stuff quite yet. And if your asics don't work out, check out Brooks or Saucony. My top two brands.

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    1. you're right...at least i can run..I should NOT be complaining :)

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  5. Sorry about the run! I think everyone has those bad runs where they make you never want to run again, but remember, the positives outweigh the negatives by ALOT! What kind of Asics do you wear? I have recently switched to Asics from Brooks, and I am hating every minute of every mile I run!

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    1. Ohh see you're the 4th person in just 24 hours to tell me they hate asics...i thought maybe I was crazy, looks like there is a club! I am giving them 2 more runs then bailing.

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  6. Ummm. Can I give you some positivity? Please pat yourself on the back for even attempting your run! Then go ahead and give yourself a big ass hug for running/ walking almost 3 miles today! You are so consistent in your workouts! Another great thing! HELLO! You eat like a rockstar! Pleas don't hate on yourself for eating a poptart, it's one poptart, it's not going to ruin your healthy lifestyle.

    You are a ROCKSTAR! Look at all you have accomplished and all that you continue to achieve everyday!

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  7. I hate when that happens!! Do something to relax.. take a long bath! And then try again tomorrow. I hope your next run is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks kandi! I'm glad your run was MUCH better then mine!

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  8. I felt the same way today... I'm just getting back into running for soccer conditioning, and I couldn't even make it through a mile. Extremely frustrating. Just think, it can only get better from here!

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    1. touche and at least we're not alone in our crappy runs! Good luck to you xo

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  9. and you LAPPED ME.
    I never got out there.
    your run was waaaaaay better than mine.

    xoxo

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    1. I should have read your blog right after my run, it would have made me feel good again... #freakflagnation

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  10. Bad runs are there to remind us how awesome the good ones are! The next one will be great ;)

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    1. You're right and I will remember that from now on! Thank you :)

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  11. Sorry! I think the bad ones are there to help us appreciate the good ones even more. Here's to a better one!

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  12. I'm sorry about your bad run; it totally sucks!! I hate having crappy runs but it always seems like I learn more about myself and what I'm capable of during those runs...

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    1. I found myself thinking of all the reasons I hated running to begin with..that was making it even more challenging, mentally. Saturday WILL be better

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  13. Sorry to hear about your bad run! I had a difficult one the other day too! Not every run is going to be a good one! With every bad run comes a good run! Keep going :)

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    1. Thank you Kierston, I really need to remind myself I will not have great runs 12904723786429% of the time... and that's a big number!

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  14. sorry girl! i know the feeling. hopefully today will be better!

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    1. Saturday is my next one. FINGERS CROSSED FOR SUCCESS!

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  15. Ugh! Isn't that frustrating? I had 3 bad runs in a row before finally having a good run last night. I hope this was just a one-off for you and you smoke it on the next one. :)

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    1. good for you for getting out there and pushing through not just one but THREE bad runs! Holy cow I think I would give up!

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  16. Girl! I'm sorry! But, you did it. You attempted it, which is WAY more than 99.9% of our population. Remember the quote "...you're lapping everyone else on the couch". Well, I was on the couch. Consider your try a solid win. It's okay! What flavor poptart by the way?

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    1. Oh I just love you you're so supportive of me.... they were funfetti cupcake poptarts SO of course they HAD to be in my belly.

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  17. Hey missy, at least you MADE it out! Imagine how much more crappy you would feel if you listened to your instincts and didn't go because you didn't feel like it?! So many people would have just sat on their ass & watched TV all night with a tub of ice cream! You DESERVED that pop tart! No workout is a "bad" workout.. you're in a much better position than you were before you made it out to run!

    If it makes you feel any better, I had a crappy run last night too.

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    1. You've just made me feel so much better about everything...thank you ashley xo

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  18. Hi Carlyn! I just wanted to say I love your blog and have been following for the past few weeks. I am sorry that your run wasn't as good as you wanted it to be. It happens to the best of us! I hope your next run is better! You got this :)

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    1. Hi! Thank you SO much for following me I love meeting new followers AND even more importantly thank you for motivating me to get back out there :)

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  19. They just do. The good news is the next one will be better, for sure!

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    1. I will make sure the next one is better---no doubt about it!

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  20. Some runs do suck. It does help us to appreciate the good ones. That bar looks rather heavy to eat pre run, maybe that's a good thing to change for the next one.

    Don't let a bad run stop you from getting out there again today.

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    1. The bar wasn't too heavy BUT it was my first time eating it so I think it threw my body into a funk. I don't use whey protein and it was packed with it...another issue.

      I will be running again Saturday, and it WILL be better!!

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  21. Sorry you had a bad run. I have to be careful what I eat before a run. Generally nothing more than a banana unless I have more than an hour to digest. One of the reasons I don't like to run in the afternoon.

    Sometimes runs just suck. Move on, be happy you got your few miles in, and know that if it was that bad, the only way to go is up!

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  22. I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate bad runs. They almost piss me off more than skipped runs. Next run will be better!

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