Some thoughts on running and a few training updates as the summer comes to an end.
I never thought running would become my “thing”. When I first started going to the gym I’d always avoid the treadmill, it just seemed boring and frankly I could not understand why anyone would want to run in-place for any length of time.
Running is now a passion, which I’ve come to embraced over the past few years. Something clicked for me a about three years ago and I’m so thankful that I was open to the idea. Thankful that I was willing to give it a serious try.
The trigger for me was social media of all things. I had several facebook friends in our community who had been running and sharing their experience , it looked like fun.
When I look back the first year was not pretty, I had lots of ups and downs. Running can be extremely frustrating, it continues to be…yet I’ve learned it’s all part of the journey.
I have my days where I think I’m making real progress and pull off times that I didn’t think I was capable of. Some days it’s just plain ugly. I’ve learned to go with the flow and this year I’ve been able to ramp up my distance to 100 miles in a single month for the first time.
Regulating my diet has improved slightly, but still a constant struggle. I’m known to be a scavenger around the house. Normally I have a good healthy lunch, usually a salad with chicken. Breakfast is also usually a good meal for me, my default is a veggie omelet. Diet is my weak link, no doubt.
My goal to run a half this year is still pending, hope to register for a race within the next week. Hopefully the annoying ankle pain subsides before race day.