Not sure if you have noticed, but I haven’t been running much. It sucks! Especially when I read all these other bloggers running their little hearts out. Sigh. And it sucks going on Facebook, because I “liked” tons of racing pages last year, and now I just see constant reminders that I’m not racing.
With out further ado, and in no particular order, here’s a few things I miss about running.
Having a plan to get a run in before it gets too hot/rains/time for work etc. Basically I wake up now and plop myself on the couch. Feeling a lot of bad juju on this.
Wearing my running outfits. I think it has been a month since I have worn a tech tee.
Racing! Omg how I miss racing! Sure waking up at the crack of dawn and stressing about drinking and eating before the race kinda sucked. But nothing beats that feeling of running with a bunch of other crazies.
Oh and crossing that finish line is a really great feeling too!
Pre/post run rituals, filling up my water back pack with ice water and gu’s (espresso love, and peanut butter are my faves), smearing myself with anti-chafe cream and sunscreen. My favorite post run is ice and compression while drinking iced coffee. Nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment.
Running with friends, and the fun times we would have.
(Obviously I loved that wine over train shirt). This was taken last July at the Davis Moo-nlight race.
My running figure! This one sucks maybe the most. I never realized how good it was, until it wasn’t. 6 months ago I was at a healthy BMI for the first time in my life! And now, not so much. It’s not like I have gained THAT much. But my muscles are gone, and it’s because I haven’t been able to work out the same.
I miss being apart of the running community. Even if I was just participating in races, and made only a handful of friends. I hate that I have to preface my interactions with “remember I can’t run”.
Passing another runner, and both of us knowing that we are runners.
I miss hard runs, even if there were hills. I would always look forward to those downhill moments. I really love that weightlessness I would feel when running downhill, like a small victory.
Running with my dogs. They look at me crazy when all we do is walk.
Hitting mile 3. Seems like the first 2 miles always suck, but mile 3 is awesome. Plus if I was doing a 6 miler down and back it was time to turn around.
The look people would give me when I would tell the my running plans. Especially if it was about my long runs.
I’m trying not to be a “DEBBIE DOWNER” about this, but seriously guys I miss running! I see others out there running, and I first think “good for them”, then I become very jealous. I never thought this injury would be lingering for this long.
So here’s a few ideas I am going to put into action.
-getting in 2 walks a weeks
-try to get back into yoga 1x a week
-cross train 2x a week.
-foam roll after every work out.
-track calories better
If you have been following me for awhile you know I’m horrible at following plans. I’m more of a “shoot from the hip” kinda person. But I think I need a swift kick in the ass to get moving.
Wish me luck!
What would you miss most about running if you were injured?
What’s the longest you were out of the game with an injury? Do you still have problems with it?