Workout Confession

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).
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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!

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Have you ever had a fear with your workouts? What helped you try again?

May you be filled with joy and health!

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11 thoughts on “Workout Confession

  1. chrissytherd

    Way to go picking it back up again! I always have a hard time coming off an injury or a disappointment. This year for me I stopped running for a while when I found out I didn’t get onto the charity team(s) I was hoping to run for in the Boston Marathon. But once I got a few new good races on the calendar, it helped refresh me and I was excited to get going again.

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  2. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Congrats on getting back!!! Take it slow– even some walking intervals at first!! You’ve got this!!!

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