Frustrations of being a nonrunner

You know how earlier this week I had that great attitude abut not running...well it has disappeared! I'm now frustrated and annoyed as I pass the halfway mark of the 4 weeks off. This is my favorite time of year to run and I'm missing it. I'm tired of being stuck inside staring at walls or the TV while I do kickboxing, elliptical, etc. I'm tired of the elliptical...IT IS NOT RUNNING. Then I start t doubt my future as a runner, the what ifs come flooding in. Will I achieve my big goals or just keep sliding backwards, will I run a marathon again, will I heal from this. What if I don't?!

You know how as a kid you'd just scribble, okay I've done this as an adult plenty of times when I'm stressed, frustrated etc. I'm in the midst of a huge decision and change ahead and I need a run to get to my best answer but I can't. The elliptical or a walk just don't provide the clarity a great head clearing run do.

Deep breath and time to focus on other things. I can make it through, just 11 more days until I can hopefully run! 

Who has fun weekend plans? A race to share? I get to spend the afternoon at O'd gymnastics show, she's come so far from her first show 3 years ago...


Linking up with Jill for Fitness Friday

Comments

  1. I totally agree you just don't get the same high from the elliptical that you do from running. I totally sympathize, my girl! You'll be back at it before you know it! Are you allowed to swim laps or do yoga? Those have pretty good "highs."

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  2. It's hard not to be running! I've been out more than a few times for injuries and yes, it's no fun! Nothing gives you that high like running. Hang in there and heal well so you can be back on the road.

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  3. Hang in there Jen. You're almost there.

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