Last night I decided that I would do the impossible:
Go for a run before 7am
I set my alarm, laid out my clothes and proceeded to go to bed early so that I could wake up early and go for a 10K run. Things seemed to go according to plan as I woke up 15 minutes prior to my alarm going off. I washed my face, brushed my teeth and changed into my running gear. A quick fill of the water bottle and off I went.
The plan was to go for a 10K run – about an hour or so. Because I am a bit nervous about running the path at such an early hour, I wanted to do a few loops around my neighbourhood. The temperature was perfect and there was cloud cover so no sun! I thought “this is great” for the first Km, then things went downhill.
So – one of the parts I do not really like about early morning running is that I don’t really feel like I have a chance to go to the washroom prior to going out (you know what I mean). All of you runners know EXACTLY what a running blogger means when they say before a race they really need to go to the portapotty and that not going to one is a big, big deal. It isn’t necessarily about number 1’s! Running seems to jump start the digestive process and that is what happened at 1.5KM into my run this morning. So I had to do my 3K loop instead and head back home. I couldn’t exactly run the entire 3K, so eventually I turned off the Garmin.
I got home, used the washroom and said to P (who was up at the time) that I would be back in 20 minutes or so. I realized that 10K was out for day and I settled on 5K instead. Well that did not happen either. About another KM into the second part of my run, I just didn’t feel good. I felt really sweaty, uneasy and just didn’t want to run. I am not an elite runner, nor am I that serious – so I decided to call it quits for the day. My Garmin showed 3.5Km on my watch, but I know I walked at least 1 KM during part I of my run. Oh well!
After the run I took a small nap on the floor of my bedroom, curled up in a blankie. Normally, despite whatever type of run I went on, I am usually well recovered and feeling good after a run. Not today! So weird! Maybe my body doesn’t like morning runs after all!
There is something a little off about saying ‘runs’ in this whole post!
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
Do you have runs that go bad?
Did you run today?
What are you doing this weekend?