Thursday, March 26, 2015

I Want To Be Present

Another week just rolled over me! Easier paced days in life and work, are coming, at least I hope so :/

My brain feels cluttered and foggy. It's like being deep underwater; I can see the surface light, but I can't kick upwards fast enough.

My running miles are a bit sad this month - 27 miles, I know...you run that in a week (or more). Once upon a time, I ran about 20 miles every single week. Trust me, I am dreaming about having a good run right now. My leg was really sore after my PT session last week, and I just had to cave and rest. It would be crazy after all this healing time, to risk a worse injury, but it has been exasperating. I am tired of not being able to do what I want. 

I did cycle 72 miles so far this month (indoor/outdoor mix)
Spent about 4 hours doing the elliptical
and dedicated about 7 hours to strength training activities...yet, I feel like I have not "worked out" enough because I couldn't run.

My self medicating with Girl Scout Thin Mints is out of control.


My leg is feeling considerably better...will this finally be the turning point? 

My goal this weekend...

Tell me what you are presently excited about? Or planning to do this weekend? 

19 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you have not been able to run the way you like. I totally understand. It doesn't matter what type of cross training activity I do, if I don't run I don't feel like I am doing enough. Hopefully you soon will be out getting your miles in now that it is finally going to be warmer. Hello spring!-L

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    1. I am tired of hearing myself whine about my lack of running, hopefully I can get a routine going soon :)
      I am so glad for the much more reasonable temperatures lately!

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  2. Recovery is hard. There is no way around it. Sorry life has got you down a bit. I always try to focus on the progress (like I got to run this month, but not much the previous) and things like that. I agree though. Cross training is never the same as running.

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    1. I was okay with cross training for awhile, but now as it approaches three months it is wearing on me. I am trying to hang in there!

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  3. I agree, that it is better to take the time to heal, than risk further injury. I also feel the same way about cross training--it's not the same!
    I am so thankful for some warmer temperatures, and that it is Friday. I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow!!
    You will get back to your routine, this is just another speed bump.
    I have been self-medicating with kettle corn.

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    1. You had quite a time between the faucet/water issue and no heat!! Hopefully things are calmer now :) You deserve some warmer weather - I still can't get over your snow pictures lol

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  4. I love that goal! That's so cool!!

    I agree, when I cross train I just never feel like I'm getting a good enough workout, or I get bored. It's hard to do other stuff when you'd rather be running!

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    1. I ended up sleeping a lot Saturday and it did make me feel tons better ;)

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  5. Life is just messy sometimes, isn't it? I'm thinking about you and hope things get easier in the coming weeks. You'll be back to regular running soon! Take care of you :)

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  6. Ha! I can totally relate to the self-medicating with Girl Scout Cookies, except that in my case it's been dark chocolate. Waaaay too much chocolate. And more arrived yesterday! Augh! Help! I need an intervention!

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    1. And I should add: Karen, don't be too hard on yourself! 27 miles of running for the month is better than nothing!!

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    2. LOL Sometimes you just have to give in the indulgence ") I feel that way too, though I need someone to kidnap and put me on an island with salad.
      I am thankful I had a little running. Hopefully April will be at least that :)

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  7. Augh I know how it feels to not be able to do what you want. It is coming though, Karen. Remember, because you are being smart and allowing yourself time to heal, it will bring you days of strong running ahead! This is not forever, it is only temporary! Still sucks though. I know it!

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    1. I know you get it :) I do hope it brings some strong runs soon!

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  8. Well, I turned 40 yesterday and that has made the last 2 days super fun! That is a very cool goal. I think I will go to bed and SLEEP IN. My future self will be happy right?

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    1. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I am old enough that 40 sounds young :) but i know those numbers are not so fun at a certain point. Sleep ended up being what I did LOL

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  9. It's hard to be patient with running, but it will pay off! I just received a ton of oranges because of race volunteering. My goal - an orange a day!

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    1. Oranges sound so good! and volunteering is really awesome :)

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