Back in olden days when I was a runner -- there was guilt.
If I missed a day or had a bad day -> guilt.
Guilt is motivation. It may not be the best type of motivation, but it exists.
A blank day in your running record can never be made up. It will haunt you until the end of time - or maybe not. Guilt can be good. One little voice is always giving you reasons to skip today, relax and drink some beer. The guilt voice is telling you not to be a looser.
A couple days back I was out of sorts and had a terrible outing. Yesterday, I wanted to stay in bed, I was tired and sore. I decided to change it up. Instead of the 3 miles scheduled for the roads, did them on the treadmill where there are no hills. I was able to jog slowly for the entire 3 miles, no walking.
Today on my road course, came in OK with my best time and kept the heart beat in line.
Maybe I need to do treadmill a couple times a week. I do hate it. I have a really good one, but I do hate it.
It is better than putting a zero in my guilt book.