Today, running was the last thing I wanted to do. I felt mentally and physically exhausted, my eyes hurt, I had runny nose, and headache. I had longer work day, I woke up earlier... It was just not my perfect day
But, I knew it would be good to go out. I've read all your amazing posts. The runs you have completed, the joy and accomplishment that you have felt. I wanted it so badly, that I've changed clothes to running gear, did my leg swings, too my dog, and off we went. First longer walk for her to get her business done and release some energy. Then we started the first 8 minute run. I was expecting toxic 10, short of breath, disorders dog, and all sorts of drawbacks and challenges. Instead, life gave me pleasure, joy, sun, fresh air, light legs, and all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. 5 minute walk was more of standing and waiting for green light :/ and walking in circles for my dog to sniff and wee around Then, the second 8 minutes. I picked the longer, new (or rather old new) route with invisible hill. I was expecting again many difficulties. Oh my, I was so pleasantly surprised. My dog had only few minor detours. When I heard the last minute warning, I was ready to speed up or even do sprint finish. Well, my do decided that she needs to poo right now. So after short break we run some more with decent pace. Although, I have no idea how long.
It is true that sometimes, the best runs are at the 'worst' days and we least expect them
So I you feel good, go for a run.
If you feel bad, definitely go for a run.
If you feel terrible, the run is your only option