Corn mazes that allow dogs are more fun than running in the heat anyways
I love running. And to keep running in the long term, I know that I have to take this pretty extensive break from running, likely we are looking at 4 months of no running, at least. And yet, oddly I am doing O.K. with that. Maybe because at this point there are just so many more important things and people to think about than running (GASP I know!) But it is true. Running will be there and as my PT said, I will be back! But for now it is just not worth it. Everything hurts when I run and I am more likely to end up injured than logging glorious miles if I continue to run. Sure, I am a bit envious of those running pregnant folks who are still hitting the pavement well into their 34th, 35th, and 36th week of pregnancy. But that is not me and that is O.K. Running comparisons (which I try to avoid but cannot always) are the same whether you are pregnant or not - there will always be someone out there who you equate yourself with who is going faster and longer. Comparisons and competitions with those people are not only in one's own mind but not what running is about for me, at least.
So for now the plan for running is no plan at all. I am still doing some weights, elliptical, and walking and that is good enough.
I knew we invested in this elliptical for a reason!
And if my body did not think my mind totally got the message, this weekend and even today I am completely sidelined from all physical activity or moving from the bed with a good "End of the Summer" Cold. So today Wubby and I are taking it easy. I really have to take a page from his book - he knows how to recover from the weekend - the
In the meantime, I will run vicariously through all of you guys! Any good races coming up? I cannot wait for the start of all these wonderful marathons and hear all the races reports.