SomeÂ thoughts on running and a few training updates as the summer comes to an end.
I never thought running would become my “thing”. When I first started going to the gym I’d always avoid the treadmill, it just seemed boring and frankly I could not understandÂ why anyone would want to run in-place for any length of time.
Running is nowÂ a passion, which I’ve come to embraced over the past few years. Â Something clicked for me a about three years ago and I’m so thankful that I was open to the idea. Â Thankful that I was willing to give it a serious try.
The trigger for me was social media of all things. Â I had several facebook friends in our community who had been running and sharing their experience , it looked like fun.
When I look back the first year was not pretty, I had lots of ups and downs. Â Running can be extremely frustrating, it continues to be…yet I’ve learned it’s all part of the journey.
I have my days where I think I’m making real progress and pull off times thatÂ I didn’t think I was capable of. Â Some days it’s just plain ugly. Â I’ve learned to go with the flow and this year I’ve been able to ramp up my distance to 100 miles in a single month for the first time.
Regulating my diet has improved slightly, but still a constant struggle.Â I’m known to be a scavenger around the house. Normally I have a good healthy lunch, usually a salad with chicken.Â Breakfast is also usually a good meal for me, my default is a veggie omelet. Â Diet is my weak link, no doubt.
My goal to run a half this year is still pending, hope to register for a race within the next week. Â Hopefully the annoying ankle pain subsides before race day.