This blog is called Preppy Runner, but there hasn’t been a ton of running lately, to be honest.
Once the marathon bug bit me hard, I never thought I’d say that. Running became as much a part of my life as breathing was. I couldn’t picture living without it.
But then 2016 happened. I was dealing with the emotional weight of my mom being sick along with my own stupid sinus struggles, and running felt hard. I struggled to keep the pace for 3 miles I’d kept for 26.2.
There’s satisfying hard, and there’s miserably frustrating hard. I fought and I fought and I fought…and finally I gave in in late 2016. It just wasn’t working for me. I’d come back to it in 2017.
Well, guys, it’s 2017. And it was warm this weekend, and I had a lot on my mind, so my running shoes and I headed out for a few miles.
Running three felt like 13, I took several walk breaks, and I was sore AF afterwards.
The road back to running more frequently isn’t going to be easy, but I’m willing to take it and am trying my best to be patient.
How have you come back from running after a longer-than-expected absence?