Remember this heading photo on Facebook?
I barely do. These were my 3 loves.
I talked about yoga like a new boyfriend.
I ran up hills like a warrior.
I hiked to find peace.
I feel flabby, tired and passionless. I am waiting though. I will be back and I need to have patience.
Sadly realizing today is exactly 50% of the way through hell. & weeks down and 7 weeks to go.
Yesterday I did go to pick up my Falmouth Road race number. I felt the stir as soon as I walked into the gym and under the Welcome Runners banner. I will participate as Runner 11262. I may not kill my time as I had expected to when I signed up but I will do my best. I have run this race before with no training so although I haven't run in 1 month I was in the best condition I have ever been in. I also run heavily on Spirit and this race is full of it.
In the past this race has also been the catapult into my Fall running so if I try to put a positive spin on things I am actually right on time. Last year I was not running at all but after "running" the Road Race I started the Couch to 5K again. At the completion of that I ran the Pells Bridge Race (4 miles) and then the Newport 10 miler in June. All while taking a month off for hernia surgery and recovery and a month off to shovel snow.
I am not sure if I am convincing you or me but the point is I have come back many times since starting my running career 7 years ago and I will do it again.
In reality is will all come back in time.
There is a Hot Yoga studio 10 minutes from my house. Just need to put the nerves about that away and show up.
Hiking will continue when school starts again.Easy Peasy.
This schedule just needs to be handled and there is no other way but to chug along. Forgive yourself the shortcomings in other areas. I might be a zombie but I have spent some really good time with the kids and have a few stretches of 5 days off to finish off the Summer.