Hello my Blog Friends! 🙂
Yes, I’ve been slacking…I feel as though I’ve lost some creative mojo in the past couple of months in regards to my blog…and I’m still working on getting it back! One good thing that has come back is my running mojo!
I’m thrilled to be running again. About 4 years I ago, I was running consistently and felt great. I was in great running condition, and a 5 or 6 miler was simple to me. Unfortunately, I began to run too much and I ran myself down. I gave up running for years and was afraid to get started again. See, when I had to stop running, it was as if I was mourning it. I literally would cry because I didn’t have my morning run. It was pathetic, yes. Slowly, I got over it and realized there were other ways to stay fit and active. But in the back of my mind, I have always seen myself as a runner and have always felt like running was something that was missing from my life…and I would eventually get it back.
Since moving back to Ohio from Georgia and not joining a gym (holy expensive!!), I decided to make the ol’ outdoors my gym. And I began to run. Or I should say jog, because well, it had been years since I had ran and I needed to start slow.
The first week back to running I started with a 1 mile run. After I felt comfortable running a mile a couple of times a week, I took my distance up to 2 miles. Then I added a third day in. So I was running 2 miles at a time 3x a week. Slowly I’ve gotten to the point where a 3 mile run is my comfortable workout and each week I try to add on to my long run. So far, so good! I’m up to running 5 miles for my “long” run and this weekend I am shooting for 6.
I’m only running 3x a week because I feel that gives my body the recovery it needs. I don’t know if I’ll ever be the type of runner who can just get up and run daily. Plus, I don’t want to risk getting an injury. On my off days I just walk with my dogs and Andy…it’s our lil family time 🙂
P.S. Andy calls my hat in the picture my “retirement hat” because he says it looks like something a 90 year old man would wear…I on the other hand think it looks great 😉 Workout gear is the one time I don’t care how ridiculous my outfit is…as long as I can get sweaty in it and keep the sun outta my face, its’ alright with me!
So other than running each week I’ve been having fun going out on the weekends with friends and enjoying my time with Andy and the pups! I’ve also been going to that pesky little place called work…gotta pay the bills! 😉
Before I go get ready for bed, here are some blogs posts I’ve found interesting today (And I wish I had time to read more blogs daily because I would have a TON more to post! These are a few I got to tonight!)
- Seven ways to post when life takes over
- Tina’s new idea about Self Love Reflections
- Lisa’s Face of Beauty
- She’s Lost her Groove
- Body Metaphors
Did you read any good blog posts today? If so, feel free to share! 🙂