Sunday, June 20, 2010

Get Back on Track

It's been about three weeks since my last post. I haven't run or even attempted to run or do any type of exercise, unless you count mowing my grass yesterday (after a week and a half) as exercise. I even cheated on that; I bought a new self-propelled mower so that was pretty easy.

I'm not sure why, but after being out of town for three days for my brother-in-law's funeral then immediately flying to Orlando for a work conference for another five days, I felt totally exhausted. The evening I got back I was in bed by 6:00 P.M., just an hour after walking through my door. The next three days were pretty much the same, in bed very early. I didn't even have the motivation to read my favorite blogs.

This past week was different; I didn't get home until after 8:00 every night. Work has been very hectic and stressful. I'm not liking my job much right now. I haven't been able to take much time off for the past year and it's getting to me. Getting time off for the funeral was difficult.

Anyway, I haven't been able to run with the running group for the last three Wednesdays. That was a real bummer because it was really getting me motivated to run more. So, once again, I've slipped back into my couch potato life - but only temporarily.

This morning I planned to get out early and walk for a few miles but Mother Nature had other plans. It rained all day. I know I could have jumped on the treadmill but decided to get caught up on reading blogs. I'm glad I did. Reading about everyone's running and racing has helped give me a nice little kick in the butt.

The rain has stopped and it looks like the dark clouds are moving out so I'm going to put my painted toes into my running shoes and get out at least for a walk. Heck, I'm feeling better already, I may just break out into a slow run!

Oh yeah, my running group is starting a Step Into Running training program for women and children this Wednesday and I'm definitely participating in it. It lasts for 11 weeks and helps to prepare the participants to run the Go Girl Run 5K on Labor Day. That will be my first 5K!

The motivation is coming back!


Anne said...

Good for you for getting back into it! Love that running group, it's the perfect motivation. :)

Karen said...

Gotta listen to your body. If it says you're tired then you must rest. Training while you are feeling rundown will increase your risk io injury. Just pull the doona over your head and tell the world to P. of until you're ready.