Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I've Lost...That Runnin' Feelin', Ohhh That Runnin' Feelin'

So, um, yeah.

Here I am, having billed myself as a "runner" on this here blog.  Since, ohhhhh, about 2007, when my Sis and I ran our very first race together.

I've written 147 blog posts that mention the word "running".

The last half-marathon I ran was almost a year ago.  June 2012.  I was disappointed with my effort, and have really never recovered from that letdown.

This year, I have only run in 2 different 5ks.  That's it.

Crossfit training definitely has a lot to do with it.  For sure.  I love knowing that I'm getting stronger with each workout I complete.  I love the short (but sustained) bursts of speed and energy that crossfit requires, as opposed to the endurance aspect (which actually does build the more you do crossfit) of long-distance running.

I like being on a schedule.  Knowing that my attendance is expected at crossfit class.  I'm not good about just going out and running on my own.  I can make up a zillion excuses before I hit the pavement.

These days, even the mere thought of going out for a run makes me shudder.  I have zero interest right now.  Running hasn't felt good to me in awhile.  It simply hasn't been enjoyable.  And as someone who is constantly pressed for time, I want to exercise in a way that I actually enjoy.

I'm trying to accept it.

Looking down the road though, towards the fall, I can see a glimmer of hope for me and Running.  Once the boyz start football, I will have weekday evenings alone while they're at practice (cue the choir of angels singing, please).  And if I *were* to perhaps sign up for a fall half-marathon...this would give me motivation to commence a training plan beginning as early as August.

So I guess that Running and I haven't really broken up completely.

We're just on a break right now.  And I'm okay with it.


Fairly Odd Mother said...

I've definitely got the running bug right now, but I've been on your end too. The nice thing about running is that you can come back to it whenever you want without having to "join" anything or sign up for a class. Have you tried any of those crazy races that include obstacles and such?

Heather said...

I am not running at all either. I keep on trying to convince myself on my non-crossfit days that I am going to run, but it hasn't happened yet. Today I did do my own sort of "WOD" that included a mile run. So that is something... Right?


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