Not every run is a good run, but what makes any run good, is finishing. This goes for any type of workout, really. I believe that my bad running days make the good running days..SO GREAT.
I don't think many people run because they're 'bored'. I think it's for a goal: weight loss, better health, personal achievement...there's a reason why we workout. In a perfect world, every workout would be packed with oodles of fat burning, cheeky smiles and little effort.
I ran 6 miles on Saturday, and although I've done this before, it's been a long time. Wait, when I've done it before, there was plenty of walking on my run. I'd get distracted: walk. I'd think my legs were tired: walk. See a butterfly: walk. Whatever reason, and they may have been super good reasons, my prior long runs have included some level of walking. (and that IS okay). But, I want to run now sans walking, and I did this on Saturday. YAY.
I rested on Sunday. NO workout activitiy whatsoever, mostly thank you to Mr. Back-Spasm-Painful-Idiot-Jerk. But, I rested like my half marathon training schedule told me to do, and I knew I'd rock out an easy 3 or 4 miles today.
HA. Today was so much more challenging than Saturday! I typically give myself about 15 minutes to get into the groove, and my groove was no where to be found.
However, I kept going. And going. And going.
I even added an overpass to my route (I must be crazy) but really, I knew my run was going to happen no matter what OR how I felt and I figured I might as well 'DIG DEEP', even chanting my new favorite mantra "HARDWORK DEDICATION" (thank you Dolvett Quince, you sexy beast).
Now, it's done, and I'm damn glad I could feel good about this run...mostly, I'm damn glad it's over.