After an absolutely disappointing treadmill run on Sunday where I couldn't even finish 25 minutes without walking, I was feeling so unmotivated. I took two days off from running, but thankfully did Strength and Flex yesterday, so I'd still feel like I was doing something.
Today, I spent most of my day reading blogs and getting inspired by everyone's accomplishments and I finally decided to get back to it by doing a run outside tonight, even in this 35+ heat. I took tantrumbean's suggestion to wet my (black!) t-shirt before going out and what a difference it made! I ran and kept running until I finished my first 5k in 42 minutes and I hardly felt tired. Not so fast, but I got there all the same!
I hope this helps anyone who has a bad run and is feeling a little unmotivated after. You can get there! Sometimes, you might need an extra rest day or a change of scenery but it can be done.