Monday, July 13, 2020

I Miss It....

...but is that enough? Is missing running enough to get me back out there, consistently, on the road? Maybe not. It comes in waves. Like I reminisce about the days when I was in half-marathon shape at any given moment. That was the best! Those were the glory days.

Not anymore.

I think I'd legit have to do a Couch to 5k program now if I wanted to get out there and do a 5k. No shame in that, it's just to give you an idea of where I'm at...I am at the Not in Running Shape place. And it sucks.

Now I can pick a 300 pound body up off the floor, or back squat 200 pounds....but I can't run a decent 5k without croaking. I want to be a combination of both...strong and cardiovascularly fit.

But that is going to take work, consistency, determination, grit, and effort. Can I do it? Sure. I think I can....if I decide to, if I want to, IF I WILL DO IT.

So what are my roadblocks?

1.) I do love doing Crossfit and I do it about 5-6 times a week. That makes it really hard to get into a running routine because Crossfit is hard and makes me tired and sore. something will have to give. Or I'll just have to run on my Off Days, but then when do I rest?

2.) I'm about a year out of foot surgery and it still hurts, still swells, still gives me fits....and I have nerve damage in the foot that causes numbness on my entire foot and up my shin and calf. It's OKish for now, annoying and mildly affects my ability to balance and whatnot. When I get much older if it doesn't improve I can see it causing significant trouble in my balance. I often trip on small cracks or stumble and luckily I can catch myself, for now.

3.) It's freaking HOT outside in the middle of the summer so I'll have to get up early or run late at night. Or make friends with the treadmill again.

But. I do want it. And I do miss it.

So maybe I'll get back to it! Follow along as I try to make it back to running and well, try to keep up with my blog again too...because its be honest, I miss that too.

Any tips for me to get back at it!~?


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