Can We Say "Self-Sabotage"?

I gave myself a big dose of it yesterday.  I was down for 12 miles, my last long run before next Saturday’s half.  I was feeling better, and I’ve been having really good long runs lately, so I was pretty excited to see what I could do.

While my heart was in the game, apparently my head was not.  I made some stupid mistakes, starting the day before, but I didn’t really realize what I’d done until it was too late.  When you combine everything from still recovering from being sick, to being dehydrated, to being so focused on weight loss that I apparently forgot that calories=energy, to being lazy and not getting started early enough to avoid the glaring sun… let’s just say there was nothing good about Saturday’s 12 miles.

But whatever.  I’m not gonna let it bother me too much.  I know bad runs happen, and I was overdue for one.  It’s been a while since I’ve had a really bad one.  If I had to have one, I’m just glad to have gotten it out of the way this week instead of next.

19 thoughts on “Can We Say "Self-Sabotage"?

  1. must be going around! i had a horrible run yesterday too.. i was suppose to do 16 mile and only did 10! i read something in my magazine right after the run that said to just let it go and move on after a bad run. instead of trying to “fix” it go do a different run (like a speed session) to boost your confidence!


  2. 😦
    Sorry. But you've got the right attitude – it's over, it's done, and it's not the end of it all. You are going to have an amazing run next week! I just know it!


  3. I have always been under the impression that if we aren't having bad runs, we are doing something wrong! We learn the most from these runs, I think, whether it's calories or fueling or rest or recovery, etc. So good on you for actually getting through 12 miles — it's a big mental accomplishment when your head isn't in the game.


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