Well That SUCKED.


I had the worst run of my life today. I wouldn’t even call it a run. I won’t even put a picture of it up because I’m so upset about it. I know, I know, everyone has bad runs, sometimes you don’t have it in you, etc., etc. But still, I’m just so bummed because I feel like it was a missed opportunity. The weather was beautiful, we got out of work early, and I was so excited! But it didn’t pan out, and I’m disappointed about it.

I was all over the place and couldn’t get it together. I changed my route and started too fast, then I had to walk up part of the first hill, started jogging again but couldn’t get into it, then after 1.5 I just gave up and started walking. I ended up turning around too early so I didn’t even get my full mileage. I did walk a little over a mile earlier today during orientation so I counted that so I didn’t feel as bad. But I really don’t feel good about today.

Plus there were a lot of people out walking their tiny dogs. I don’t know what it was but it really irritated me. Probably because I was so tired that I couldn’t pass anyone and that meant I was running as fast as they were walking. And that’s depressing.



9 thoughts on “Well That SUCKED.

  1. Colin DeWaay says:

    I’m not going to even give you that speech about everyone has bad days, just gonna say sorry it sucked, I know the feeling! The good thing is you are at the point where a bad run pisses you off, which means you get it, you are there! If it wasn’t important to you, it wouldn’t bother you so much. So that’s the good thing. You’ll be back!

  2. SlimShanaynay says:

    I only liked this because I can identify, not because I think it’s fantastic that your run was a big cup of Suck. I have found in my limited running experience that, if I start thinking about my last Run Of Suck before my next one, it lingers. Go after your next run with a clear mind, expecting nothing, and maybe you’ll have one of those epic runs…. and forget all about this Run Of Suck. Points to you for even walking… I’ve given up far too many times to count when I’ve had days like this.

  3. Jean says:

    Ahhhh!!!! There’s not really much anyone can say to make you feel better about a crappy run, but we’ve all been there at one point or another. I’ve had runs where I quit literally two minutes in and felt like a failure, but some of my best/most rewarding runs have actually come after some of the worst. Running can be so unpredictable.

    I get REALLY annoyed by people walking with small dogs, but that’s usually because I’m scared of accidentally crushing them when they come running at me!

    Good luck with your boards!

    • amandakash says:

      Thanks. I still haven’t had the courage or the motivation to go out for that next run. The weather hasn’t helped – but I don’t think I can use that excuse on you since you actually live in Alaska.

  4. runnerbydefault says:

    Some days running just sucks!! I just chalk it up to not eating enough/too much, not enough water, etc. The good thing is that there is always tomorrow to try again. 🙂

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