Hello alliteration lovers
I've noticed a pattern in my runs and I wondered if others might have noticed the same phenomenon. It seems, the more tired my brain the better behaved my body.
Today, I'd been in work from 8 until 7 (not a physical job) including several hours spent being grilled by my new boss and with 1001 other things going wrong in the background. After rushing home to eat I snuggled into my bed for a precious hour before reluctantly tell my duvet (and the Kardashians) I'd be back ASAP. Usually I'm quite an analytic runner, I'm busy mulling over advice from this forum, checking my pace, time, distance and comparing my run to previous runs and future targets etc. Well tonight, I could not be bothered. I trusted Sam and stopped checking my watch and told time it better pass because I was feeling tired, stubborn and frankly wasn't in the mood to mess around. Neither did I even think about stopping because I was too mentally exhausted to come up with the usual category of excuses I consider at length before rejecting wholesale on every other run.
I only checked my distance when I stopped for the 1 minute walks and ran 3 lots of 15 minutes with very little trouble indeed AND at one point I found myself humming along to Britney Spears. I repeat, I was Running AND Humming- I barely recognise myself!
Anyway, I made my target of 7K (managed 7.1) in the 47 minutes and it has perked me right up.
Does anyone else feel if they could turn their brain off, or at least down a little bit, it would benefit their run? Or does anyone have any tips for doing so?
Thanks and happy running Emily