The reality is I am not writing about anything at all right now, nor am I running like I had hoped. Oh and that muffin top? Yep, it is a little bigger than it was in October. It took me a long time to admit it and I a lot longer to blog about it, but I have been suffering from Runner's Depression. The Urban Dictionary definition of Runner's Depression is paraphrased below:
Failure to complete a run workout for an extended period of time and do not give a damn.
Yep. That fits me! I do not know where my motivation went. I became indifferent about running. It has been hard for me because I am back at square one and my head is not in it. It is not fun, therefore I don't want to do it. I viewed it as another obligation. I pouted and whined. I took an extended break and now I am ready to take the baby steps to get my running legs back. I am done crying in my gluten free beer and I have a plan for my 1456th comeback.
Well obviously if I want to be a runner, I need to run. I am going to continue to lace up my shoes and plug away at the Hal Higdon Novice Marathon Training Program. Despite my struggles, I still do not want to skip Twin Cities Marathon. Only goal is to finish. Currently I am doing a walk/run interval for the runs and I am still walking more than running. My short term goal is to build my running to be able to string a few miles together.
More Hot Yoga
My goal is to do my Hot Yoga class at least one time per week. It helps with strength and flexibility. But most importantly it helps me stay sane!
My BFF has been trying to get me to her Boot Camp class for MONTHS. I have politely declined with a HELL no every time she asks me to try it. I am a grown up and I don't want to be screamed at nor do I want to crawl around on a dirty floor. She promised me it was not like the awful class we took at our local club (Still traumatized). She told me I would know other people in class and it would be fun. She also promised me that there would be heart rate data displayed to feed my OCD side! Wish me luck...I am trying it on Wednesday.
There were a couple of items that sold this class to me. The first being the people I know taking the class...that in itself will make it fun. The second reason is that the instructor is also a runner and has made the claim that this class will help my running. According to Bobbi, strength training made a HUGE difference in her running.
This 40 year old broad is going to give hockey a shot! It might be more of a mid-life crisis type thing than something to help me get in shape for running. Nevertheless, it is something new and something I am very much looking forward to trying. Exercise should be fun, right?
My new plan is to incorporate more fun exercise options into my routine to help me get strong and like what I am doing. Now that I have aired my poor me story, I can get back at and write about it more.