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