I had big plans to run 4 miles for the first time today. I was going to do it in intervals where I run 1 mile then take a brief walk break, run another mile, take another break, and so on until I had run 4 miles. My legs felt tired, which was a nuisance that I could have pushed through, but 2 miles and 2 walk breaks in and my stomach started cramping like whoa. I know that lots of runners have stomach issues and most of the time I would have just pushed through the discomfort, but today I just could not convince myself to keep running so I made my way home after only running two miles. Epic interval fail.
I felt really guilty about not at least running 3 miles. I genuinely believe that I lost weight last week because I started making all of my runs 3 miles. So after I got home and took a snack/rest break I went down to the gym and pounded out one more mile on the treadmill. I hate running on the treadmill with a passion, and for some reason i can't seem to make myself run as far on the treadmill as I would outside, but I sucked it up and made myself run a mile and not one step more.
I felt much better after finishing that mile so I rewarded myself with an afternoon of Breaking Bad and general laziness. It felt good. I needed a break really bad.