Running Duds I had just received in the mail from Australia. I won them in a giveaway from Running Happily Ever After. I'm rocking the Lenny. Short review: they're shorter than i'm usually comfortable with, but were light, comfy and I really liked them. Plus, they stand out. But that's not what the post is about...
So I started out on my run and just felt "off". I'm sure you've been there before. My stride just wasn't as easy as it usually is. My feet were also not cooperating. My right foot was a little tight in the arch and my left heal bothered me at times. All in all, it wasn't great, so I picked my "short run" turn around at a larger intersection and came back. At first I was feeling a little disheartened, as I was only going to be doing about 2 1/4 miles. Then, my brain reminded me of something. The route that I was running, my "easy" route, wasn't always easy. It has a long hill at one end and a short hill to end it. And 2 miles wasn't always a "short" run for me. I remember running to that intersection and back being a big moment as a really good run for me. I reminded myself how far I've come. That intersection used to be far away, now it's just 2.25 miles there and back.
We all have off days. Always remember how far you've come.
And any miles are better than no miles.