The Uncomfortable Quiet!
The last couple weeks have been a real challenge for me mentally. I wouldn’t have thought not running or at least running a lot less would have as much of an impact as it has. Today I was actually able to run 7km, it was supposed to be a 5km run but my body wasn’t getting angry yet and my mind was screaming for more so I took my chances and gave myself a couple more kms to clear my mind. It’s funny how an activity like that becomes such the norm that you forget how much you need it until you can’t just go do it when you want to and for as long as you want to.
I have had some pretty quiet days and have felt a little out of sorts with my change in activity as well as my change in my diet. With not running I have had to adjust my point intake per day, which has been difficult to stay within now that I have been living off the same amount since December. I have tried to incorporate swimming to counter the days I am not able to run but unfortunately my shoulder is not loving that idea. I still have an injury from Tough Mudder last year, on the most part it is under control, but the over the shoulder movement with front crawl has brought it back to life. I do manage to get to as many yoga practices as I need, thank god, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have my Moksha Yoga Westshore. I have been able to maintain my weight with less activity but it’s something that I have to work at, when I ran it just took care of itself.
I am hoping if I take care of my body, continue to work with my Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and RMT that I can possibly entertain the idea of running a Half Marathon in May. I was hoping it would be the Oak Bay Half but I now see it’s actually a couple days after I have my surgery. It would be great to get a long race in before my tummy tuck so I know I am going into the surgery as fit as possible. In order to achieve this though, I would have to start adding miles starting next week, I am not sure my body will have the same plans as I do. 🙂 If I can’t get into a race just before I would like to at least train like I am so I get those long runs in before having to take a long break to recover from surgery.
I have gone from a person that didn’t want to get up to get my own glass of water to the girl that hates that fact I am sitting watching TV drinking water and not out running.