Saturday, September 25, 2010


What can I say, I gave up. I had a bad attitude this morning since my husband was lagging and I wanted to get out the door. When we got to the beach, it was sunny, not a cloud in the sky and hot. I didn't bring a hat or sunglasses so I squinted for the first 2 miles. I was so hot an thirsty and tired, I was over it by then. I stopped by a shop and grabbed a Gatorade and I thought "I can do this" so I ran for another mile and got over it. I walked back to the car with my husband telling me "It is all mental" "keep going."

As I walked back to the car defeated I thought, I will just try it again tomorrow at 5:30am (when it is still cool out). I am worrying about Long Beach again, what if it is hot that day? I am always going out early or at about 5-6pm (when the sun goes down). Start time in LB is around 7:30am.

You know what I am also noticing? I do better on my long runs when I have 2 days off running and then go out. I think after I tackle the 10 miles - and I WILL, I will do some moving around.


  1. Hi! I just came across your blog and really like it! Don't get too down on yourself. I've also stopped mid-run because I just wasn't feeling. I have no doubt you'll conquer the 10 miles next time!


  2. Thanks! I just checked out your blog - love it! Its good to hear I am not the only one. I have struggled several times, and some times I just think my legs get to tired and I need to take a day or two off. I am hoping to get back out tomorrow night (in the cool air) to give it another shot.

  3. I did te same. Was planning on 10 on Saturday - but got caught up in a phone conference. By the time I was done, it was 11AM and hot hot hot! Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor....