I was so worried!
….worried that I had fallen out of love with running.
I know, I know. *gasp*
It had just been such a long time off that when I finally got clearance to start again (even though I’ve gotta take it easy) I just wasn’t feeling it.
It’s hard to go back to square one. If I look at myself last year at this time to this year I see the same person. Same skill level. Sure, she can do more pushups and planks and her legs look a bit more toned but otherwise there’s been no change.
Yesterday I forced myself to follow my current training plan – for learning to run again – and I did 1.5 miles in the Altras.
…..and lo and behold – I LIKED IT
*I know you guys were missing the scary close-up tready pics of me
I actually felt great! and it was a treadmill run to boot! It reminded me why I like running and that I shouldn’t care if I have to “start over” I should just utilize this opportunity to improve.
So the good thing about this low and slow millage is that I think I‘ve been kicking serious butt on my running form! I’m so excited. My legs didn’t hurt after yesterday’s run. I noticed I was mid-foot striking and due to the added strength training my posture was straight and my abs held in tight. YES! <—– EPIC NON-FAIL!
*must be all those planks!!! HOLLA
I know it’ll get harder as I go but it’s nice to actually run without focus on time or distance I’ll worry about that 6 weeks from now when I sign up for my next race and create a new training plan then I can add slow long runs and speedwork again <—- I can’t believe I’m looking forward to speedwork! what is wrong with me?!
Anyway, the point to this rambling blog post is this:
I was scared I didn’t want to run anymore because I felt defeated and down due to my current abilities and performance but now that I’ve found a positive way of looking at things ….
I see that I am a runner after all
I’ll keep running until I can’t anymore!
….and then I’ll race in a wheel chair
It’s the first day of the May Challenges – so go check them out if you haven’t already.
1. what’s your workout today?
it’s a strength day for me so I’m doing all three of the calendars and then maybe some resistance bands or weights
2. have you ever felt like you might not like running?? defeated?? unsure of what your plan was??
3. secret question – my anniversary is this month – if you have good gift ideas for what to get Colin email me
please don’t post ideas below – in case I use them ;P