I started off happy and ready for an easy stress free run:
|Sunny weather + short-sleeves = happy girl|
Since I was only going three miles, I didn't map a route and figured I would wing it. It was quite windy out so my plan became to run in whichever direction would allow me to avoid running against the wind. Great idea in theory, right? So I thought. Until one turn landed me on a dead end street, which had me running into the wind after I had to turn around. The theory also doesn't work when you need to turn right, and the only side streets are on your left. Needless to say, I was running into the wind 97% of my run. Mission one, backfired.
Again, since I was only going three miles, I decided not to run with my music and have some "me" time. Note to self, you can't force the "me" time on a run. Don't force your brain to think about life when it really just wants to listen to Lady Gaga. No music today = annoying and boring = mission fail #2.
Because I'm missing the usual Tempo Thursday this week, and since today was my short run, I wanted to make today Tempo Tuesday and try and keep my average pace below 12 minutes. Well, thanks to failed missions one and two, mission sub-12 minute miles became fail number three:
|12:03 pace. Really?|
Hearing my watch beep at mile 3 was probably the best sound I'd heard all day. I was ready for this run to be DONE. I guess my streak of awesome runs had to come to and end eventually. I know it's the runs like today that make the good runs even better, but man, today really sucked. Remember how chipper I was 37 minutes ago? This is about how I felt post-run:
|Boo to running fails.|
On the plus side, my legs are feeling pretty good considering this is my fourth day in a row running. I've got five miles on the agenda for tomorrow, so I'm hoping I got all of my running fails out today so tomorrow is a good run. I'm sure tomorrow will be interesting though... there never are any dull moments anymore that's for sure!