Anger=good run?

I went for my usual run on Friday night and I was seething and it was a really good run. I had one of those ‘my wife sucks as a home-maker’ moments when I came home to a house that hadn’t been touched by a man who had been home all day and had done nothing but watched tv.

I’d had a pretty crap day at work. Then the bus was packed and I had to stand for the entire 45 minute trip home. Then I came home and the bathroom was putrid and he was sitting on the lounge watching tv. I saw red and left the house in a huff.

Then I spent the next 40mins playing over in my head as I ran what I wanted to say to him. The tirade in my head went through everything I’ve been wanting to say for the last six months but haven’t and it turned out to be the quickest, most painless run of my life. Apparently the trick to enjoying your run is to be so totally engrossed in something else that you don’t realise you are running.

I’ve worked out I’ve got 16 weeks until the half-marathon meaning I’m going to have to bump my training up to four nights a week or I’m never going to make it. I keep saying to myself that 21kms is not that far, that it’s less that double what I ran last time, but then the logical part of my brain calculates that it’s almost the same as running into town from my house and running home again. A round-trip, by the way, that I spent about 3hrs a day doing on a bus.

Anyway, by the time I got home, I had calmed down a lot. I’ve worked through my feeling in my head and I was happy that I’d actually completed the run so painlessly.

Maybe the trick is to pick a fight before race day and go in with my guns blazing.

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