Getting back out there
I finally went for a run today. After months of not running, and mere weeks from the half-marathon I accidentally signed up for.
Since I’ve been feeling less than inspired in the running department, I decided to rely on the trusty podcast that got me running in the first place, and went back to week five in Couch to 5k. Having someone in my ear, telling me what to do, is so much more reliable than trusting myself to not quit a few minutes in.
These babies have been a little neglected of late.
Mentally, I eased right back into the familiar podcast, with Robert Ullrey’s soothing voice and his trance-y dance-y music. My body, on the other hand, had a less-than-ideal return to running. The experience was a bitch-slap kind of wake-up call: you can’t just neglect something and expect to pick up where you left off. Whereas running for 45 continuous minutes wasn’t a big stretch a few months ago, jogging for five minutes today left me gasping for air and wanting to die.
I made it, though, and I’m going to keep going with week five, and work my way back up. After all, there are just under two months until my brunching half marathon.
What’s really inspired this change is our incredible Ambassadors. They’ve all got amazing stories about how they went from couch to ultramarathons; how they found themselves through running, and how they’re making big changes in their families through diet and exercise. They’re all regular women turned into healthy superheroes through sheer determination, and if they can do it, well, dammit, so can I!
I came home from my run winded and pumped to really re-commit to running, and rewarded myself with a delicious lunch, made from three of my favorite things: Soofoo, wat, and delicious red spiced almonds from Israel.
Happy Friday, everyone!
Daily gratitude: not too many people on the trail today to hear my heavy panting.