This week has been my first full week back to running after coming down with a random sickness that sidelined me for nearly two weeks (I took a few days break before then because of a work event, which now, in hindsight, I really wish I wouldn’t have done that!).
There is some good news and bad news.
The good news… I finally got to run with my new Garmin!
And, it’s amazing. I will have a full review up soon… but why in the world did I wait so long to get one again?! It’s been far too long.
The bad news…
My fitness slipped a little bit more than I expected.
It’s been rough trying to get back into the whole running game again. It’s not only rough from a physical sense, but also from a mental sense. When I ran on Monday, I did a 3-1/2 mile loop and was expecting to be all pumped and into it. Yeah… about halfway through, I had to stop and walk. I was so disappointed in myself.
And on top of that? My legs were sore the day after! I couldn’t believe it. I ran two other times this week (so far) and they were “meh” runs.
It has been a reminder of how fast you can fall out of fitness. And that means mental fitness.
I love running. But this week… not so much.
The snooze button sounded so much better, until 9:30 a.m. hit and you get that super guilty feeling for not doing what you planned…
This is the same feeling that you get before you hit that runphoria stage where you’re like “oh! my! god! running! is! the! best!” This is the part where it takes some will power because you can a) skip it and regret it or b) push through and get to that point where you feel like you’re dying if you don’t get a run in.
So, how do you push through it? Lying to yourself. Yesterday morning, I had five miles on the calendar and it was the last thing I wanted to do at 6 a.m. The deciding factor? Getting to play with my new Garmin. And telling myself I got some ice cream for dessert. Ice cream always wins you over.
I have big BIG plans… details coming soon, so this whole “meh” feeling about running needs to go away.
Have you fallen out of love with running? How do you get back “in” love?
How have your workouts gone this week? Who’s racing this weekend?
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