Quite possibly the worst run… ever.

first_halfOkay so it wasn’t as bad as this guy’s run… but it was pretty horrible.


I couldn’t breathe and I felt like crap…


I was sweating like a pig (at 6 am) and I looked at my watch every 30 seconds…


My back was hurting a little and all I was thinking about was being done…


I want to sing it from the rooftops!

Like this guy!

Usually when I take a break from running it takes me 3 or 4 runs before I am back in the game.

So that means that I have a few more crappy runs before things will be back to normal.


Do you think I missed running a tiny bit?


When I run, I feel like everything in my life comes together and things are right with the world.

This is my motto for today.

It might have been the worst run ever…


Marathon training actually started today, which is even more exciting!

and I received some AMAZING news…


My FAVORITE RACE ON THE PLANET chose me to be a Race Ambassador.

After not being able to do See Jane Run, I really needed some good news.

This was just what the doctor ordered.

Just thinking about what an honor this is, makes me cry.

I am tearing up as I am writing this.

Stop crying Ashley, stop crying.

Get it together!By the way,

I have to say Thank you to all of you.

You have been so helpful and uplifting.

I can’t tell you how special you make me feel on a daily basis.

I am still amazed that you all spend time reading my blog, following my life journey and commenting on some of the ridiculous things that I post.

Thanks for your love and support.

I couldn’t have made it through this injury without you guys.

Seriously, you all rock.

Big time.

Now, I am crying again.

(big sigh)

Thank you for being so awesome.



46 thoughts on “Quite possibly the worst run… ever.

  1. Mariajose says:

    Congrats on being an ambassador for your favorite race! & congrats on getting back to running!
    Definitely going to share this because sometimes people expect every run to be great and when it’s not they find themselves in a slump because they think they’re not accomplishing much.
    I just got back to running after a break (not for injuries but mostly personal issues) and I’m dealing with wanting to turn back and gasping for air and soreness and shin splints that need to be taken care of afterwards. But I don’t plan on going back to the break. I plan on moving forward and doing what I now love to do!
    And no need to thank us (even though I was still ridiculously late in catching up). We all need some motivation and you offer it even when you’re not running .
    Wish you better runs! 😀


  2. barefoottc says:

    Congratulations on becoming an ambassador for your favourite race, that’s great news! It feels so good to get through a run even if you don’t feel up to it doesn’t it? The sense of achievement when you’ve had a bad run but perservered is like nothing else. Love reading your blog, keep up the good writing and running!


  3. Sandra says:

    Yay! Congratulations!
    Runs don’t have to be perfect, pretty, great, or PBs. They just have to happen. I just started back running after a month “off” due to severe asthma attacks (then illness brought on by the stupid steroids that got me through the asthma).
    My triathlon is in four days. I don’t care if I am able to run the full 5k or if I just run half of it and look like Phoebe from Friends. . . I will DO IT!
    YAY! Keep up the good work!


  4. 278toBoston says:

    I was right there with you on Sunday. I almost couldn’t put one foot in front of another and my son actually had to come look for me because I was out so long. It was horrible – but as someone once said, “I ran”. 🙂 You are a great motivation!!!! Thanks.


  5. Stephanie@nowiun.com says:

    Aw, man! There’s no crying in BLOGGING! 😉
    Just kidding.
    Congrats on being an ambassador. I’m new to this so I have no idea what that means ~ but if you’re happy about it… I’m happy for you!!!!!
    I just know you’ll be back in the swing of things in no time!


  6. fitin52 says:

    You are, as always, an inspiration! I think when I go running on Wednesday all I’m going to be picturing is you singing from the rooftops and encouraging me on! LOL!


      • fitin52 says:

        Oh my gosh! Well, since you asked… I swallowed so many bugs on my Monday run by the river that I decided to stay in the neighborhood to avoid that. I forgot to map out the route for a 9 miler, so I just guessed. I headed out and about a mile from home I got the worst pain in my stomach I had ever felt! I had to stop running and turn around to go back home. My legs were shaking so badly and I thought I was going to cry. When I finally got home I went to the bathroom and… well… let’s just say that a good BM works wonders. I couldn’t believe how painful it was, then once I eliminated I was feeling super again. So I headed back out! All in all it was 7ish miles and as I turned down my street I could’ve sworn I heard you singing my praises 🙂


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