Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sucky suck suck suck, and something fun

How's that for a post title? Now you have no idea where I'm coming from, right?

Well, the sucky suck suck suck is in reference to my run this morning. As in, those are the words I would use to describe it. I was Sucky McSuckerson. Today was a 3.5 mile run, and I was looking to redeem myself from my bad 5 mile run on Tuesday. But once again, heading out, I couldn't find my rhythm. And the run was hard. I pushed and pushed and pushed, but then on the way back home, I broke. I walked a few steps. Cussing. Started to run again. Went for a bit before having to walk again. Cussing some more. Now here is the thing - I don't cuss. Ever. So while I was cussing every time I stopped, it was really mild. So don't think I was the potty mouth runner out on the trail. "Damn" was as bad as it got. But for me, that is bad.

I kept running, stopping three times to walk several steps. My knee and hips hurt, but nothing so earth shattering to force me to stop. I just couldn't do it this morning. Runners out there, help me out - why am I hitting the wall this week? And how do I get over it? Could the rise in temperature be making things harder on me too? Why do I suck??? After last week, when I finally felt like I was becoming a runner, I am feeling really low.

Ok, so let's move on to the something fun. Namely, the Bloggy Flip Flop Exchange that Becca is hosting - go and check it out! Basically, you send in your name, address, and flip flop size, and she will pair you up with someone from somewhere else. Then you send them a pair of flops, along with something from your town to give them a feel for where you live. Fun, right??? As a Cali girl, I live in flip flops about 85% of the time, so this is great for me!

Well, I am off to try to not suck for the rest of the day - wish me luck.  


  1. Thanks for the "Shout-out!"


  2. When are you running? When it's hot? That could do it. Have you ever read Jeff Galloway's Book on Running? He recommends taking walk breaks. Any where from 30 seconds to 1 minute. What are your shoes like? My hips used to kill me (I'm still fighting this battle)and I have a TIGHT IT band. It comes from bad running mechanics and the wrong shoes. I even had an "expert" at the running store watch me run, look at my old shoes and suggest I was a "neutral" runner. I'm not, I over pronate. It's worth the time and money to have someone figure this out for you. Good luck! Running is great. Don't give up and don't beat yourself up for walking. It's okay:)

  3. Hang in there!! I know for me, the first 10 minutes of running I want to stop just about every second - but after that my breathing adjusts and I can just run. Hugs!