Is it spring yet? Seriously! I don't want to wish the time away, but I'm ready to get outside and run! This treadmill business is getting old. I know I say she's becoming my friend, but sometimes my friends are boring, and she's a snoozer. I think I need to try turning her away from the wall and towards the TV so I can channel surf or get lost in some sappy Lifetime movie. What's another grease stain on the carpet if it keeps me running, right? I probably should get a mat for the thing anyway; carpet fibers are probably embedded in the motor.
This morning I got up to run. I wasn't planning to based on what time I went to bed, but when I woke up at 5:40 I thought why not. My plan for the week had been morning runs on Monday through Friday, each 5K. I missed Monday, ran after work on Tuesday, and I ran before work yesterday. So today was the third run in a row, but only the second in the morning. I give you these details as a preface for telling you I did not complete my run today. I just wasn't feeling it and I was tired. I completed my 5 minute warmup walk, then it turned into 6 minutes and I turned off the treadmill. I decided to try a DVD. That lasted for about 7 minutes and I couldn't get into it either. I tried finding something to watch on Exercise TV, but the cable receiver wasn't working. So I decided to go back to the treadmill since by then I felt more awake, but I only ran for 5 minutes, then I walked on an incline for 15, and then I called it a day.
And then I said to myself WTF?!
I have had terrible runs before, but this was different. This just wasn't a run. I didn't feel like I could do it today, didn't even want to do it. It was too early, or I was too tired, or my legs didn't want to run three days in a row, or it was something else, or a combination of those things an more. I don't know, but I'm moving on. I'll see how I feel when I get home later tonight and maybe give it another whirl. Or maybe I'll go to bed early and hope for a better outcome tomorrow. Regardless, it's just another experience in my running life.