Hello friends! Happy Wednesday!
So I have a confession for you. I have been feeling like a fraud for some time now. The name of my blog, my social media accounts and email all indicate I am a runner…and since the end of 2014, I have not really been a runner. I first took a break from running after my year of 33 races to recover and rest my hip. And then I let fear take over. I was scared I was going to hurt my hip again. Even with therapy, lots of proper recovery, strength training and other workouts (zumba, body pump, body combat, bootybarre, yoga, piyo, etc), I pretty much avoided running. I have run a handful of times since I took a break from my racing, but really not at all since we closed on our house last summer.
I have some events coming up shortly and this summer that require running. So here I am, jumping back into the game.
On Sunday I went for a walk/jog in the neighborhood. It was fairly warm out and I feel pretty out of running shape. Made it about 20 min of running before I about puked in my front yard (sorry neighbors).
Monday I lasted a little longer.
Tuesday I did a recovery walk with some friends that was lovely.
Today I managed to do some sprints after Body Pump. Sprints that used to be somewhat routine (still challenging for me, but not THIS hard) made me almost puke again! I was next to a friend on the treadmill and I kept asking her to keep me accountable and to not let me stop! OMG they were HARD. I did manage to do 7 cycles of 6.0-8.0 MPH before my legs just had to stop!
So I am back….slowly….in the game of running.
I hope to get back my previous speed before too long, but I am going to still take it a bit easy as my hip adjust back to being a runner!
Have you ever had a fear with your workouts? What helped you try again?