Dreaded runs can be the most fun.

So, I had an interesting one.  This week I had a 5 miler on Tuesday and Thursday, and a 10 miler scheduled on Weds.   I have to admit to you I have dreaded each run this week.  My legs are tired, and I simply do NOT like running on a schedule that someone else dictates to me… Even if that schedule makes it the most likely path to not being injured for the marathon.

Only my wife gets to tell me what to do… And apparently Hal Higdon…sigh.

Tuesdays’ run was made a wee bit worse based on the fact that my GPS was lying to me.  It kept telling me i was running slower than a 10 minute mile, when i knew it wasn’t the case.  It told me I hit the one mile mark, past the point that I knew it should have…




But on a good note, my son came with me on his bike- and that is always fun!

On Weds, I had a 10 mile run on the books.. Which means it gets dark halfway through my run.  But I went anyway – and I FLEW!!!!  I was running in the sub 9 minute mile the whole way.  Everything just felt right!  My choice in roads to run along was questionable,  but maybe the fear of getting run over kept me going!   I had spent all day dreading it – and It ended up being one of my more enjoyable runs…


Life is good.

So tell me, have you had an exercise experience you dreaded that turned out GREAT?



I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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  1. sjbaird123 says:

    Yes, plenty of times, but like you, I just got up and did it.. and… I was GLAD by the end of the day that I’d gone out and done something about it…procrastination can be a ***


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