Its been about 6-7 weeks since I trained consistently. I needed a break both mentally and physically after my last few half marathons and rehabbing a pulled hamstring back to health. I cut myself some slack and just stayed active but I stopped being so regimented about it. I stopped wearing my Fitbit tracker. I discovered some new workouts and fell in love with old ones again. I hiked mountains and raced up stairs. I needed the time away from training. I have to remember to do this more often.
Last week, it was time to get back on track. I started training for the upcoming Philly Love Run in March. It wasn’t as difficult as I expected. My first run back was in the rain. There’s nothing that makes you truly feel like a kid again than running in the rain. Its carefree and fun and just hurts a lot less. I’m two weeks in and my time is no where near where it should be, but I’m OK with that. I’m just enjoying getting mentally lost in the run, listening to music and p
odcasts or catching up with some friends while I run.
For now, I’m back to putting one foot in front of the other and getting back on track. I’ve set some goals for the Love Run and I’m ready to put the work in to reach them. But, importantly, I am not going to give up on
some of the great fitness classes and workouts that I discovered on my run hiatus. Those workouts made me so much stronger in other ways and will only help my runs. I’m excited to be back at it again!