I have a huge confession to make.
This is the face of a woman who has not run in 22 days.
Ugh…22 days! It doesn’t seem so bad when I go back and actually count out the days. That’s a mere three weeks of no running for this girl.
But it’s not really the fact that I haven’t ran in three weeks that bothers me – but more so the fact that I haven’t even wanted to.
It took me 3.75 miles of brisk walking yesterday to even will up the strength to turn the brisk walk into a slow run.
Like anyone starting back at square one [that’s how I’m feeling about my running these days] I just wanted to take it slow and easy and show myself I still had it in me.
I feel sort of like I’ve taken two steps back in my running by taking a three week break, but either way I ran A MILE.
Yes…one mile down for the yearly mileage!
I proceeded to run that mile at a pace that felt good for me, not too fast, but fast enough that I knew I could hold the pace without having to take a stop break.
It’s not a huge accomplishment by any means, but more a test of strength, endurance and heart for the sport.
It’s safe to say that this one mile run got me over whatever mental block I’ve built up over the last few weeks.
Honestly, every single day that went by made it even harder for me to want to lace up my shoes and give it a go.
But to work as hard as I have over the last few years, I knew just not running because I didn’t feel like it was not the way I wanted to go out.
Nope –unless I have some serious injury preventing me from moving my limbs I want to keep running as something that is my special thing.
It just took a few week break and eleven minutes of my time to remember why running is important to me.
Remember where ever you are at in your fitness journey don’t give up. There will be times when you really really want to, but you should be thankful for the body you have and what it can do for you.
Happy Running Friends!