Ready to keep it real and share many of my thoughts over the past year, so be warned...
Not sure if I can say I've been stupid or stubborn or probably a combination of the two over the past 2 years but I am now regretting this. Over this past winter I started to dread my runs and was feeling forced into it. Why do something you don't love? I was frustrated and let my healthy eating slide a bit, slept in a skipped workouts, was too tired after work to get out or would just do another easy workout. I backed away from pushing myself, I was tired of falling short. Somehow through this all I never did the one thing that would have benefited me and made the most sense until it was forced upon me. Why did I not listen a quit running when this started? Especially when I was losing sight of what I enjoyed. Why? Because I think I need to prove to myself that I am tough, I am strong, and I can do anything!
|My muddy run last week, so fun!|
Last week I said enough! After being forced to take time off running and finally getting back slowly I figured out being smart and going against the easy part of just running through pain is being strong! But I feel like I am starting from square one!
Over the past month I have learned a lot...
- Running is tough, but so enjoyable!
- I love being outside, especially first thing early in the morning.
- I need more variety in my workouts: right now it is a lot of easy cardio.
- I loved CrossFit and think this did more for my strength than the past year with my trainer, variety works for me!
- Stop neglecting sleep and rest days!
- I can do this! But I need to take it slow, listen and be okay with stopping.
- It is okay to push out of my comfort zone.
- No more taking the easy way out!
|Nothing more peaceful than an early morning run|