This blog is called Preppy Runner, but there hasnâ€™t been a ton of running lately, to be honest.
Once the marathon bug bit me hard, I never thought Iâ€™d say that. Running became as much a part of my life as breathing was. I couldnâ€™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 Iâ€™d kept for 26.2.Â
Thereâ€™s satisfying hard, and thereâ€™s miserably frustrating hard. I fought and I fought and I foughtâ€¦and finally I gave in in late 2016. It just wasnâ€™t working for me. Iâ€™d come back to it in 2017.
Well, guys, itâ€™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 isnâ€™t going to be easy, but Iâ€™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?