There’s No Crying In Baseball 

But oh man, this ain’t baseball…

I’ve been having a really rough week and to top it all off, I couldn’t finish my long run yesterday. I wasn’t feeling too great physically or mentally, and afterward I broke down a little bit. I’ve just been super frustrated with myself, and not being able to finish a workout that would have felt easy last week was just the icing on the cake.

I was supposed to do 8…

I’m not even going to bother with a weekly recap today. My mileage this week was a whopping 8.58 miles, and I think that sums up this week pretty well.

I’m not writing this post for attention or sympathy, or to feel sorry for myself. I’m actually feeling pretty optimistic. This week is done and over with, and it is what it is. Tomorrow starts a brand new week, full of new opportunities.

I’m writing this because I don’t think enough people talk about the bad days, weeks, or months. It’s really easy to talk about your good runs, high milage weeks, PRs, and good races. And that’s great! Celebrate your accomplishments, big or small! But don’t pretend it didn’t take blood, sweat, and tears to get there.

Let’s face it; our sport isn’t always a pretty one. It can’t always be sunshine, rainbows, new shoes, good food, and PRs, ya know? But scrolling through Instagram, twitter, and a lot of blogs it can sure seem that way sometimes, and I think that can get a little bit discouraging. Especially when you’re having a rough go at things.

So I’m here to tell you it’s ok to cry! Fucking curse if you need to! Take a day off or cut a run short if you have to. Yell at your husband because he isn’t being sympathetic after a really bad run…well, at least apologized afterwards. 😆😉 It’s ok to not be in love with every second of running. Sometimes running really fucking sucks.

The words “relentless forward motion” are at the very top of my blog for a reason; as long as you’re still putting one foot in front of the other you’ll eventually get to where your going. Even if you stumble a little (or a lot). I promise.

~Ashley

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6 thoughts on “There’s No Crying In Baseball 

  1. Tammi Lewis

    Dude you are so preaching to the choir on this one! As I sent here on my ice pack after I did some stretching this morning because I still feel like crap and preparing for this half-marathon has be such a struggle and not much fun. And honestly I have no idea what to expect because I hurt right now. I’ve been feeling like a wimp because I think about the post you speak of….pushing through..I hit my miles..etc. as I read your post I was just about to write one myself I’m in tears (literally) about this. I feel so damn frustrated. Thanks for you post.

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Ugh I totally know what you mean! Whenever I see posts like that I always start to question myself and wonder if I’m just not trying hard enough. Like, “oh she ran 10 miles and has a cold, but I couldn’t finish my run because I felt tired? I must be a total failure”, and stuff like that. It can be so damn discouraging sometimes…
      I’m in the same boat. I literally cried in the shower after my run yesterday because I’m so frustrated and was just doubting myself in general. I’m feeling more optimistic today though, so I guess We’ll see how that goes. Hopefully we’ll both have a better go at things in the coming week. 😄

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      1. Ashley Dailey Post author

        Oh definitely! I think a lot of people would actually benefit from knowing that everyone from elite runners to very beginners go through some really tough stuff sometimes.

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  2. Lucy

    This morning, I was talking to a woman who described fitness as a river. She said that sometimes it’s raging – fast, furious, and VERY exciting. She also said that sometimes it slows to a spring – slow, gentle, and barely moving. She pointed out that as long as there is one drop of water moving downstream – we are still moving (literally!). Hopefully, your challenging week will be followed up by an amazingly awesome week! If nothing else – Congrats on surviving this week!

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