It’s ok to have a bad day…

So yesterday morning I had great intentions of getting up early and going for a run… The alarm went off, and the lazy side of me decided I didn’t want to get up, I wanted to have another hour in bed. So I did, no big deal really as I was supposed to be going open water swimming in the evening so I took running kit to work with me with the plan being on the way home from swimming I would just get out of the car a few miles from home and run then. I text my boyfriend who promised he would make me get out of the car at least 3 miles from home so I could get a run done.

Then he ended up having to work late… We have to both leave work precisely on time to be able to make it to the lake to swim before it closes, with Adam working late there was no way I would make it, plus he had my wetsuit etc in his car as he usually picks me up from the train station and drives us to the lake.

So here I had a choice… Do an alternative form of exercise or sulk… I looked up classes at the gym, there was a 90minute endurance cycle class… I could have done that, I could have gone for a run as I hadn’t bothered to go in the morning. It was raining, I find the rain demotivating… I am also absolutely useless if plans change. I can not cope with a change of plan… so instead of training I went home in a sulk…

Adam ordered me an Indian takeaway to make up for the fact he wouldn’t be home and I ate tons of food and sulked in front of the TV watching Masterchef…

As far as training days go yesterday was a complete fail. Therefore today needed to be better.

It’s ok to have a bad day, an off day, where your training doesn’t go to plan and you eat more than you normally would. But a bad day doesn’t need to turn into a bad week, it’s easy to let it, but it doesn’t need to.

So this morning I got up to do the horses before work as normal, but instead of getting dressed in jodhpurs and a hoodie I put on my running leggings and a running top, I drove to the yard, mucked out the horses, put them in the field, and then I ran home…

Iv never run home from the stables before, iv cycled it a few times but iv never run it, turns out it’s not that far if I run through the parks, 3.3miles and exactly 30mins later I arrived home. Morning exercise done, it was actually a really pleasant run, slightly misty as the sun rose but very pretty. And I feel so much better for getting back to some form of training. I’m even still on time for work!