Last year when I was going through the program. I remember coming home feeling devastated that I had a failed run. My self esteem was in the gutter and my confidence was out the window. It was the worst feeling and lasted for the rest of the day. Move on a couple of months and coming back from a so called "bad run" today. I was calm and a bit oh well, next time.
What a difference a few months make. As I was walking back i tried to think why I was viewing it differently and suddenly it hit me. Each run isn't pass or fail anymore. I am a runner. One bad run doesn't mean I can't run, it just means things were not in place correctly today for it to work, lack of sleep, four hours late going out and got my hydration wrong. Also a bit of a moody cow today.
Now don't get me wrong here, I am not an accomplished runner by any stretch of the imagination, I am still so beetroot faced and puffy and very very slow. The main difference is I know I will be out again in a few days time and it's ok to stop and walk home if it's too much for me.
For any of you out there who have had bad runs today, trust me as long as you go out next time and try again it will never beat you and will always be a distant memory when you ace the next run.
Whatever the run and whatever it's been like happy running.