10 KM in and rebuilding my run
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
I started my 160 KM challenge a few days ago and it's off to a slow start. It's been over a year since I was a dedicated runner, I let life just get in the way. There were a ton of excuses but all of them pretty weak, even if I pile them on top of each other. I headed out on the first day and thought I'd just do a quick 5K. It turned into a long 3K. I came home defeated and shocked that I was not able to just pick up where I left off. When the second attempt went the same way I decided it was time to take a step back and restart my running program. There's a lot of missing pieces right now that I relied on in the past. No treadmill right now. I don't have any mini 10 minute sessions anymore that I used throughout the day to help build up my stamina. No home gym at all. With the downsizing and renovations we had to put most of it in storage or get rid of it. I didn't think it would be a big deal....it is.
Since space right now is at a premium I picked up a medicine ball and a mini trampoline that can be easily stored. I'm looking forward to breaking them out in a few days when the grandkids are gone. My pace and speed will come back, it just will take dedication and not letting the busy summer months get in my way. I'm so happy to be back running, even if I'm starting over. I love that feeling of gliding through the trees and being surrounded by nature. It's supposed to start raining, that makes it even better. I'll be heading out shortly for another run, it's supposed to start raining, that makes it even better.
Running reduces stress which is good. The older grandkids are here for a few more days. I'm used to the younger ones who like to go for walks, bike rides, the zoo, hikes. These ones like video games and tv. Everything else is boring. I know this because everywhere I've taken them I've heard, this is boring. We'll be working on manners for the rest of the week.
Renovations have started on our home, the siding is all pulled off and repairs are starting before the new siding and addition go on. So exciting!!