Running For Me

I’m still here.  I’ve started a few posts over the past week, but deleted them because I haven’t had a whole lot of running news to post and this is a running blog.  So what have I been up to the past couple of weeks?

  • I abandoned my training plan for the Frozen Half.  I wasn’t in to it.  I was having a hard time dragging myself out of bed to run what was on the plan.  Then I was feeling guilty that I didn’t run.  And I was irritated that I was feeling guilty about a half marathon that I don’t even care about.  So I stopped “training” for it.
  • I had a very low mileage couple of weeks.  13 miles 2 weeks ago.  18  miles last week.  A little biking mixed in.  Lots of eating and drinking mixed in.
  • I have completely abandoned the pilates thing.  It also felt like a chore to do it.

Even though my numbers were low last week, it was a great week because I returned to running for me.  Because I’ve been stressed and I needed to take some me time.  Because running clears my head and makes me feel better about myself and life.  Because running is what I like to do.   So I may still run the Frozen Half, but if I do it will just be for fun, not a “goal race.”

One thought on “Running For Me

  1. I am in the same boat. Feeling a bit guilty for being a slacker, but enjoying the rest and enjoying the runs I am doing. Before you know it, it will be heavy training time again. Enjoy your rest and have a wonderful holiday.

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