Boy last night’s run was not so great. My legs felt good but my mind was just not feeling it, it was like negative thoughts were playing a game of tag throughout my head. I wasn’t really feeling it to start so I opted to do an out and back course to keep it as flat as possible. Here’s a glimpse of how the run went:
0-1: This isn’t too bad, see I knew once I got out here it wouldn’t be so bad
1.5: I’ve only gone 1.5 miles…it feels longer. Well at least it’s only 3.5 miles till I turn around
1.9: God this hill sucks at least there’s some downhill. This downhill is going to suck as an uphill coming back
2.0: Thank goodness, only 3.0 till I get to turn around
2.5: Why are there so many people, crap there’s a husky game at UW
2.5-3.0: on your left, on your right, excuse me, crap keep Riley out of the street. Why did I choose to run by UW the night of a game?
3.2: Thank god we’re away from all those people and less than 2 miles then I get to turn around
3.5: I need to go to the bathroom, crap I have a dog and can’t run in anywhere to use the bathroom. I think there might be a park coming up
3.75: Could I talk that bike shop into letting me use their bathroom with a dog? Maybe that coffee shop? Probably not, crap! (no pun intended)
4.0: I still have a mile to go WTH and why are there no bathrooms?
4.2: God I hate traffic lights and I still need a bathroom
4.75: This is the longest mile ever, why are there still no bathrooms and why is the Burke not better lit? Glad I have Riley with me or this might be creepy
5.0: Thank god, halfway there I’m sure it will be easy going back. Guess it’s a no go on the bathrooms, I should make it back
5.25: I’m getting really wet, why didn’t I wear a vest? My hands are cold too
6.0: That was a really long mile at least my pace has picked up
6.5: I really really need a bathroom, what the heck am I going to do
6.75: I think I can make it back, maybe
7.0: Only 3 miles to go, that’s only one lap around Greenlake I can do that, that’s not that far
7.5: Ugh I’m hungry, cold, and need a bathroom. Can I just be done already? Why didn’t a bring a cell phone I could get someone to pick me up if I had that
7.75: Scale of 1 to 10 how dangerous and/or creepy would it be to knock on a random person’s door and ask to use their bathroom…probably not a good idea
8.0: Okay I can’t make it home without a bathroom, I’m making a detour through the arboretum
8.2: Much better, I feel kind of light headed now though
8.5: Yeah I’m definitely not feeling so hot, I think I need food asap
8.75: Why does Seattle have so many darn hills, can I just be done already
9.0: One mile to go, I think I can do this.
9.2: I think I might pass out, if I don’t get to food soon
9.9: Damn hill, I have no energy left please go away
10.0 and not all the way back to the house: Screw it I’m walking the rest of the way back.
Thank goodness it was only about .2 miles back to the house because I was completely spent. I put Riley in the yard, since I didn’t want to clean him up right then, and dragged myself into the house pretty much exhausted. I couldn’t even stand to take off my shoes. I told the husband I need food now, thank god he had already made food, and proceeded to shakily take off my wet clothes and replace them with warm ones.
I felt much better after food, but as you can see it was a pretty darn sucktastic (it’s a word I promise) run thanks to my negative thinking. I really need to work on turning my thinking around when I get into that mindset. I should also probably start taking fuel with me just in case of situations like this…because I’m not going to lie those last 2 miles were a little scary.
Here’s to putting a yucky run behind me and hoping for a better run tomorrow!
How do you turn your thinking around when you’re being a negative Nancy?