Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I hate running.

How is it possible to do so well on one run, then feel like total crap on the next?

I'm talking night and day here. My last run rocked and had me so pumped up I was ready to run around the world. Tonight however, was another story.

It was hotter than I thought, humid as hell and for some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to run without my shuffle since I had such a great run without it on Tuesday. Of course, Mercy was with me then so we either talked or pushed each other by running faster the whole time. Tonight I had nothing but the sound of rush hour traffic whizzing by me at ungodly speeds. Oh yeah, that's why I wear the headphones. So I don't hear it when the car comes crashing into me...

Anyway, I had full intentions of running 4 miles. But after 1.5 I felt like I was going to die. My head felt full and I was getting dizzy. I had to stop 3 times and I only ran a little over 3 miles. Towards the end I was seeing black spots and getting chills and it was freaking me out a bit. Maybe I was dehydrated, but I drank four 16oz bottles of water and two big cups of green tea. I thought I had drank enough but who knows. My body has been so messed up with medication and other things lately that I never know how I'm going to feel.

I finished the 3 miles in 31 minutes with 4 minutes of walking in there. I guess it wasn't too bad of a run for having walked 4 minutes of it. I was kind of bummed when I got home, but Jeremy quickly reminded me that at least I ran and that was better than sitting on the couch watching tv.

I hate it when he's right.


Brooke said...

We all have days like that. I bet your next run will be good again.

Fat Girl said...

I wear headphones for the same reason when I bike. I'd rather find out about it when I'm flying through the air and not when there is impending doom and nothing to do about it!

Anonymous said...

You sound similar to me - I've been running a bit longer than you, and my first half marathon is in September, but I remember all too well what its like to start running and be completely bewildered and surprised by how it makes you feel, and how one run is fantastic and the next sucks. It does even out, and you'll be looking back at these runs and smiling before you know it.

Good luck with it all, I look forward to reading about your success!!


Fat Girl said...

Hey girl,
I just wanted you to know...I LOVE your blog! When I read it, I feel like "oh too!" I know I'm not the only one going through certain things. P.S. Congratulations on quitting smoking. I quit in April of 1999.

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