What I do when I’m in a runner’s funk, soak it up!


Tuesday- rest

You’d think after my 1 mile ‘run’ yesterday I would be more than ready to lace up my shoes. Nope, not really. I’m not sure what my deal this week is, but I think this is what they call a “Runner’s Funk.” You know what I do when I’m in a funk?

1. Paint my nails


2. Deep clean my house. I mean really clean. Scrubbing, vacuuming, laundry, dust anything and everything.


3. Play ninja’s with this little guy. He makes me wear these sunglasses, in his mind they make me more ninja? Oh, the ping paddle is my sword, duh.

20131008-163020.jpg 20131008-163005.jpgof course he gets a real sword and Ninja Turtle. . .

4. Carb load, with more deliciousness. You know, for that next run that will be awesome.


5. Go walk around the outdoor outlet mall because it’s absolutely gorgeous outside. My parents being with me makes it 1,000 times better too.


What fun things do you when you’re not running?

Do you like painting your nails? Do you paint both your toe and finger nails or just one or the other?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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18 Responses to What I do when I’m in a runner’s funk, soak it up!

  1. I love painted nails! Right now they’re “naked” but tonight I plan on doing a nude-ish color on my fingers and a cranberry on my toes.

  2. I love paining my nails but I haven’t in a while. When I’m in a running funk, I try to do other workouts. I figure I’m supposed to love running, so when I don’t I just don’t do it! haha Well, not always. If I’m training then of course I try to power through 🙂 I love your title though “soak it up!” yes!!

  3. freudenberg4 says:

    I am in a total runners funk. I feel a lot of the blogs I have been reading are also in a funk! So I am trying some different workouts (P90X), and sticking to walking! I always have my toe nails painted, and I will paint my nails when it is a special occasion!

  4. We all go through running highs and lows. I’m sorry you’re in a funk but hey I’m sure it feels good to have a clean house and get other priorities done! Pretty nails too! I have not had time to paint mine.

  5. I love having my nails painted too!

    If I am in a workout funk of any kind, I def try & channel that energy into a new workout or cleaning. I love a clean home!

  6. jumpeatrun says:

    I paint my toes, but only in sandal weather. I rarely paint my fingers, but only because they get pretty beat up from rock climbing. Ride out the funk…sometimes the rest is good 🙂

  7. olivetorun says:

    I HATE, HATE, painting my nails. I’m the worst girl in the world 😉

  8. genext13 says:

    The running funk seems to be seasonal. Most of the blogs I read have mentioned bad runs lately. I know it goes away because I have this every fall and early spring. The shifting weather causes changes in our brains while we are adapting to the change in sunlight and all the different stuff in the air released by awakening flowers or plants getting ready to sleep for the winter. The only thing to do is stick to the routine and muddle through. “And this too shall pass….”

  9. Natalie@fit.fun.femme. says:

    I eat a lot of pizza and do a lot of walking when I’m in a funk. Pizza cures all problems and walking makes me feel less lazy! Funks are normal and good though and you’ll be very energized when you come out of it!

  10. kpanzl says:

    I love how productive you were! I hate to paint my fingernails. I’m a toenail girl!

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