Monday, January 18, 2010

Did We Breakup?

Umm...I think I may have broken up with running, I didn't mean to and at first I thought I was just casually flirting with other activities, but now I think it's more like full on cheating....what would Dear Abby say? Am I an adulterer of the very sport that has sort of catapulted me into this whole fitness...well, thing I do? Gah! It's just so complicated. At first our early days were so so, then we hit the hot and heavy stage, then I got hurt and now the hurt is still lingering, so I needed a break, but now I feel guilty...and maybe a little angry....so I've resorted to cheating!

Ok, so here is the real story, I used to love running, got fast, tore my acl, got slow, then got fast again, then gained some weight, got slower and more annoyed, followed by knee pain, followed by frustration, followed by lots of yoga and no running (except for a mile here and there on the mill).

Now what? I'm in this in-between stage where I'm ready to get out there and hit the pavement, but I'm loving some of this other stuff more, and really, there are just so many hours in the day! So my grand plan is to.....just take it easy! What a concept! Winter is hard for me, between skiing and no light after work so instead of getting stressed, I'm going to roll with it. If I was sedentary, that would be a whole other story, but I'm eating right, spinning, doing some weight training, mixed in with easy running and lots of yoga....so maybe cheating isn't so bad after all!!

1 comment:

Erin C. said...

Liz,

This kind of "cheating"isnt so bad, IMO. I love, love, love to run...but even I have gone through periods of time where I just needed an all-out break from it. If you're not careful, you just burn out on it. It's a good thing to be involved in other activities in the meantime. Give it time, and you'll get the itch to run again. Just think of this time period as less of a breakup, and more of a...vacation. After all, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?