Is your brain deceiving you?

@khayshenz (1387)
United States
June 30, 2009 9:42pm CST
I'm a subscriber of Runner's World - it's a magazine about running (obviously). According to them, it's typical to feel like you're tired or sick or hurt before going out for a run. I'm planning to head out for a run in about 20 minutes and I'm all of a sudden very sleepy and tired. Now I'm thinking of skipping this run, and just run tomorrow. Does anyone feel this way before a run? What do you do to fight it/get pass it? ["Don't hit the wall, run through it." -Gatorade ad]
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Today I felt tired because it was so hot. I just fight it as much as I can because I'm running with a group. But being so tired feeling, plus my knee was killing me, I ended up running and being in 2nd to last place in the pack. Not very good, but at least I was out there.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
1 Jul 09
In the end - that's all that matters: you had the guts to go out there and run through the wall. Mad props to ya! I wish I have someone to run with. I'm not too fast, I just need someone to help get me off my butt when I don't feel like running. Thanks.Cheers!
• Hong Kong
8 Sep 09
I feel happy when I feel hot, I started to like the feeling of sweating after I started running.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
21 Nov 09
Well lately I have doing some on the spot running before I go to bed in order to cut down on the ever increasing mid section I have.I have been doing so for about three weeks now however the last couple of nights I have noticed that I feel extremely tired .I will also admit that I succumbed and just went to sleep
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
21 Nov 09
"On the spot running" huh? Well, try going out for just 30 minutes. Just do a run walk. Do it for two weeks - then let me know if that's helping any. I can almost guarantee that it'll help not just losing the mid-section, but with the energy level. Good luck and thanks for the response! =)
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I think it is typical if we are debating about whether we want to do something or not to feel this way. This scenario could be used for a number of situations, in addition to running. I know sometimes I feel this way when I am getting ready to go out with a bunch of friends. And then I force myself to go, or my boyfriend talks me into it. And we always end up having a very good time. So, I have tried to not think this way. It is just a pessimistic feeling I think. Then again, sometimes our gut feelings are something that we need to listen to. So, it is good to distinguish between the two. I hope you went and enjoyed your run!
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I love running but even with my love for running - my brain deceives me sometimes. Especially now that I run at the gym instead of outdoors. UGH! I hate running on the 'mill. It's the most boring thing. But I have no choice - it's too cold outside and I get sick too easily. Oh well. I love running more than I hate running on the 'mill. Thanks for the response!
@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
8 Sep 09
I don't have this feeling, but I think the most possible reason that I don't feel tired before going out for a run is I don't run for so long. I started to run early this year, and quited. I started to run again 1 month ago, and I think I will keep this running habit, I plan to run everyday, and I ran in past two weeks, I ran around 30 minutes per day and I felt very well after a run. So I normally feel extremely happy before a run, as I expect I will have the good feeling after a run, that's why I don't feel sick or what before going out a run.