Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I am a Runner.....

I have run 100’s of miles over the years and should see this when it is coming.
A bad run.
Sure they cannot all be good but when you have a bad one something happens.
Doubt creeps in and you become your worst enemy.
You fight it as long as you can.
Sometimes you win.
Sometimes you lose.
Yesterday I lost to the evil thoughts that seemed to take me over.
I ran.
I walked.
I ran some more.
And then I walked.
I am a runner yet I allowed myself to be consumed by these feelings.
So the 7 miles was by far a horrible run.
It is now behind me.
My weight workout was less than efficient.
It too is now behind me.
Today is a new day.
Another 7 miles.


Robin :)

24 comments:

Wes said...

Yes, indeed :-)

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Great attitude! :)

Progman2000 said...

Funny, I just wrote about my "bad one", far less poetic than you though. Kudos to your attitude, they can't all be winners!

Marcy said...

I love the new header!!

Very true, very true ;-)

*aron* said...

soooo true and i always tell myself the bad ones make the good ones that much better!

love the new header!

D10 said...

Today is a new day. Keep moving forward.

Runner Mom said...

God's mercies are new each day--thank goodness! Love the new picture!

Love ya,
Susan

ShirleyPerly said...

Great thoughts!!

And, unfortunately, until we move to Hawaii permanently, I will have to leave :-( But I'll be back in December :-)

BeachRunner said...

Nice post. It's ancient history now. Looking forward to reading about your next (great) run.

J~Mom said...

I love the attitude!!

Blog My Runs.com said...

It's a new day...keep moving!!

Hey Robin caught up on your past posts...SO glad your nutrition plan went so well, Awesome!! Keep up the good work!!

Mendy said...

It happens even to the best of you all.

Journey to a Centum said...

Robin - check out this posting from Craig.. http://runningismental.blogspot.com/2008/09/runners-prayer-iv.html

He is a Baptist Minister who also happens to be a runner. A great combination for writing words that have great meaning to a runner.

Journey to a Centum said...

Dang! The direct link got cut off. Just go to his web site below and you will find his latest runners prayer.

http://runningismental.blogspot.com

Phil said...

Yes, you ONLY managed 7 miles. Loved the prose. You rock.

Jarrett said...

Thanks for posting this and reminding us all that bad days are in the past.

Kevin said...

Great post. We will all have bad days. It is how we learn from them, adjust, and move on that is important.

Love the new banner

Stephanie said...

At least you kept going and that's a victory - I have to learn that.

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice! Hope the next ones rock!!!

craig said...

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your reading. I have also been ready for fall. Took the latter part of the summer off to recover from an injury. There were several runs like the one you describe before that decision was made. Somehow I always see things more clearly after a run -- even a bad one.

Judi said...

It's a new day. Rock it.

RunBubbaRun said...

Run, walk, run somemore, that is what ultraRunning is all about sometimes.

Take good with tha bad, and keep on going.. Yup, forget about it and new day is coming.

Nick said...

I've had many of those days and wanted to give up.

The next time I have a bad day, I will remember your words.

See Zanne Run said...

i hated those runs & that doubt that crept in ... but yes, you have run enough to know it happens. it doesn't mean anything other than the fact that you had a bad run. next one will be better ... you're doing great!