Pre-pregnancy, my runs felt purposeful and in general, pretty good. I would often feel like this after a typical weekday 9 mile run:
|This is pretty much how I dance|
Now, with rare exceptions, I feel like this about running:
Part this is because I have to run so slowly now that I feel like it takes me forever and the other part is my running feels pointless. You know how some training plans have "junk miles" built in? You know, the miles that have no purpose but to add mileage and do nothing for speed or endurance? All of my miles are junk miles right now. I don't push myself at all (because, duh that would be dumb) and I don't run up hills (again, dumb) and I'm more concerned about trying to take it easy than trying to accomplish anything beyond "left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot..."
At this point, you're probably doing this:
And wondering why if running sucks so much, why don't I just stop? Well, here's the thing: I'm willing to stop if I physically need to stop, but I'm not going to stop because I'm being a whiny bitch about it.
|I'm trying to cover all the genres with my pictures today|
So if you've been wondering why I haven't been talking about running much, it's because I realize that I'm a whiny little bitch. Just reading through my recent Daily Mile entries makes me want to smack myself. I'm having a normal healthy pregnancy and no one is making me run, so I'm just going to start trying to think more fluffy kitten and unicorn tears happy thoughts about running.
I mean, my life is pretty sweet. While most of you suckers were stuck at work today, I got to sit outside on a beautiful day and hang out with my favorite little whiner.
|Chalk! I love chalk! When I get excited, it sounds like I'm saying cock!|
|Mommy, your legs would look better if they were more purple. Let me help.|
|My car is greener than your car.|
Moral of this story: Complaining about something is pointless (however enjoyable) especially hobby stuff like running. Just do it or don't, or as one boss I had liked to say "Just give me the baby, not the labor".
You'll probably still see bitching and moaning from me on Daily Mile though, it's like my trademark now.
Do you ever keep doing something because you're too stubborn to stop? I wish I had the same stubbornness about housework.