I had a good night sleep, had my morning coffee, and was ready for my morning run or so I thought. I had planned or thought about a 4 mile run since I was working from home and would save time on the commute. I started off with my dog, a 3 year old boxer named Brady. I went about a quarter of a mile when I knew it wasn't going to be good, my ankles ached. My ankles do not usually hurt at all. I stopped and walked a little and then started running again and they got less sore as I ran. I wasn't moving very fast - I normally don't run too fast - but this was even slower than normal. I took Brady home after 2 miles; he can't run very far because of his breathing but he loves to get out there. Then I ended up doing 3.3 miles before I thought I had to get back to work.
After my run I had my typical 8 oz of lite chocolate soy milk for 90 calories and a LUNA bar for 180 calories. I love this combination - I get my chocolate fix and chocolate is good for you after a run. That is what I read and I am believing it.
So to answer my initial question, no they is not such a thing as a bad run. All runs are good. They make me feel energized and ready to take on the world. Mentally, emotionally and physically. Even if I don't run fast or run as long as I want, or if I get strange aches - any run is good. Good for my body, soul, and mind!