Every now and then ... a run really sucks. I've had bad runs and I remember each and every one of them.
Bones hurt. Head hurts. Heart hurts. Lungs hurt. It feels like the very first time you ever ran.
And then your mind goes to that place. "You're hating this because you're not actually a runner. Leave the running to actual runners".
A bad run is enough to put you off for life.
BUT...Know this. Sometimes ... ONLY sometimes ... you will have a bad run. We all do. But always, after every bad run ... comes THE RUN OF YOUR LIFE!
This happened to my friend Renata last week. She had a hard run. She lost faith in herself and wondered why she was doing it in the first place. I told her ... everyone has a bad run sometimes. The next one will be the run of your life. And the next one was. She was SO stoked.
It happened to Paula today on our Saturday morning run with our running group. She just couldn't get her legs and arms and heart and lungs to work together. We know though, that her next run will be the run of her life.
Some runs are hard. But remember, after every hard run, comes the run of your life.