Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Ran

So, remember that whole half marathon thing that I did?

The five months of training?

Running four days a week?

Yeah, I kind of do, too.

I had some struggles...but had an amazing group of friends, coaches, and mentors around me. There was also this little thing that made all the difference in the world.


I don't have that anymore. No one is checking on me. No one is sending me e-mails. No one calls to ask if I want to ride to the Saturday runs with them.

I am not motivating or challenging when it's just me. I can talk myself out of just about anything.

That's what got me to this point. 19 days before my next race...and I've only run 5 times since the half. It gets worse. I haven't worked out at all for 5 weeks.

So, that's what found me today at the gym. I don't want to completely shock my system so I walked a mile and then ran a mile. I didn't look at the counter, and luckily can't do math in my head while working on breathing properly, so I made it 12 laps before I even realized it! I felt like I could do more...but I didn't. Instead I did some weight lifting. Then I came home and did crunches on my ball. Can't do that at the gym...too many people watching!

I have no idea what got into me...but I hope it stays.

At least for 19 more days.


Cozyflier said...

And then.... You went to Walmart and Sams! Good luck. I feel like I'm recovered enough from pneumonia to get back to the gym! I need motivation!!

miruspeg said...

Hi Steph
I need help too when it comes to exercise or walking or running.
Looks like your blog friends will have to inspire you.
OK here goes.

Run Stefunk Run.....You can run but you can't hide!...lol


jean said...

The title makes me think of the Flock of Seagulls song... :-) Good for you for going to the gym - and liking it! Keep up the good work!

Debbie S. said...

I guess I need to ask you more often if you have run. If I lived closer you could teach me to run. Feel great about any you do instead of feeling bad about what you don't do.