|I really miss winter running.|
There are days when the "woe is me" thoughts take hold. I've had days recently when I wake up and think, "I'm not a runner, anymore, so why bother." I'm trying to find ways to deal with these feelings, but it isn't always easy. My brain keeps telling me that I'll never get back to where I was, that I'll always be struggling to keep up with everyone else, that I'll never be good enough. Even though these thoughts are hard to ignore, I'm finding ways to deal with them.
Setting new goals. My original goal this winter was to set a new half marathon PR. That is obviously not going to happen now that I've had to switch distances. Instead of having specific running goals at the moment, I have changed to having overall fitness and health goals. My new fitness goal is simply to regain the fitness that I've lost. I'm working on regaining my strength and endurance and flexibility so that I will be in a better place when I am able to start running again. I've also set goals for overall health, because I've fallen into some bad habits. I'm cooking more at home, getting more sleep, and making sure that I'm well hydrated.
|I'd forgotten how much I enjoy cooking.|
|I'm not a morning person, so making sure that there are people waiting for me at the gym gets me out of bed at 5am.|
|Behold! My implements of torture! Why does everything that is good for you have to feel so bad?|