I’ve been working out regularly for the past six years, and I’ve been running long distances for the past five-and-half-ish of those.
I haven’t run in exactly two weeks at this point. I’ve missed two long runs and had a crappy one the week before that.
Am I terrified of the TWO fall marathons I’m committed to? Yes. Is there anything I can do right now but commit to doing everything I can to recover? (And compartmentalize my running for now. I can’t obsess over the fact that I can’t do it.)
I’m currently cleared for yoga, swimming and the elliptical. I definitely took some time to whine (and wine, let’s be real) about it. As someone who works in fitness, writes a fitness blog…and works out for fun, it’s a big change for me right now to not be able to do most of my favorite activities (running +…lifting?! Yes, I miss it!) It also interferes some with my day-to-day life, as I’m having trouble sitting comfortably at work (standing is even worse, though) and walking long distances isn’t the greatest.
But what I really miss is the endorphins that I’ve come to realize keep me sane.
Ashley and I were chatting about this, and she reminded me to think of what I can do.
So, I’m ready to become the best swimmer/yogi for the next TK amount of time it takes to heal my jerk of a back.