Saying goodbye to the uninspired running I’ve done this week!

It’s FRIDAY! : )

After my good, short run/plank session on Tuesday I just had no motivation on Wednesday. Adam and I went to Outback for dinner and got home late and then I went to bed early, hence no post yesterday.

Car selfie just because I like this top!
Car selfie just because I like this top!

Last night I was lacking motivation again, but ended up getting three miles in just so I didn’t feel like a complete couch potato. It wasn’t an inspired run but it felt good once I got going. (Doesn’t it always?)

I’m looking forward to closing the chapter on this week and getting back to my normal running habits this weekend.

I think my running has been uninspired because work has been kind of crazy. I know some people use running to relieve stress … and I’ve had one or two good angry runs … but mostly I find that my best runs occur when I’m already in a really good mood. I like to run happy!

Tonight I’m not sure if I’ll run because I’ve got a birthday dinner celebration to go to for a friend who is turning the big 3-0 (!!!). But Saturday I’ve got seven miles on the book and I intend to make them seven awesome miles.

And before I sign off, here’s a quick video of Cecil yelling at me to give him his favorite treats:

This isn’t a sponsored post or anything, but I wanted to tell you that the treats are called Pure Bites and Cecil LOVES them. I’ve gotten him both the chicken and turkey and he goes nuts. I think it’s because it’s just freeze dried chicken/turkey… nothing else.

Technically I could eat a piece if I wanted, although I don’t : ) I did try a cat treat once when I was younger … it was the most disgusting thing ever. Bad decision. In hind sight I have no idea why I thought it would be a good decision. Like … if the treat tasted good was I just going to start eating cat treats?!

… o_0

HAPPY FRIDAY everyone! I hope you have a great weekend coming up!!

Do your best runs occur when you’re already in a great mood or when you’re in a bad mood and need to relieve stress?

What do you do when you have a bad running week? 

-I try to figure out why, but I don’t fight it. An off week will happen sometimes. I just try to mentally close the door on the uninspired runs and look forward to the good runs in my future!

Be honest, did you ever try dog/cat/pet food when you were a kid?

– Please tell me I wasn’t the only one!

6 comments

  1. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Darnit I’m at work and can’t see the video. I shall save it for later! If you haven’t seen this cat video yet, check it out. I laughed out loud so many times… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1420077031466508
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  2. Amy

    Cecil is adorable 🙂 Yay for Friday and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
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  3. The Running Schlub

    These past couple days have been rough for me, so I am looking forward to the weekend as well. My best runs occur when I am motivated, that can be angry or happy. Lazy is when I have my worst runs. When I have a bad running week, I try not to look back on it, just turn the page and move onto next week. I have never tried pet food, but I know plenty of people who have, so you are not alone lol.

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  4. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I’ve noticed you never take full pics of your face…I love that I can SEE you in this one! You’re so pretty 🙂

    I’ve been uninspired this week, too. Ugh. I had a couple BAD runs. I’m ready to get tomorrow’s race over with and just bask in my laziness for a little bit before training for my 10k in April.
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  5. Karen

    ha! Otto was sitting with me when he heard Cecil meow and got all perked up :-0 I love the polka dots – super cute! Usually stress drains me and I have a lot at work with my people ( why the heck can’t they just be happy?!) but I did run one crazy PR on a day I was ticked off lol 30 sounds delightful to me!!
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  6. Cori @ She's Going the Distance

    Whenever I’m having a “bad running week” i always know a good run is just around the corner!
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