Recapturing the art of Running

For a blog with the word “Running” in it, you may have noticed that there hasn’t been a lot of talk about…running. And you would be correct. The truth is, I’ve only run a couple of times since the end of October. Between knee issues and training hard for my Kettlebell certification (which happens next weekend…eek!), coaching and family, there hasn’t been a whole lot of free time to log any miles. In a long list of priorities, this just didn’t make the final cut.

I miss running a lot. I miss the feel of it, the sound of my feet hitting the ground and the rush of accomplishment that comes after a hard-fought set of miles.

I plan on re-introducing running again soon. I need it. It compliments my life way too much for me to let it fall away. I know I will be starting from near ground zero to build up my endurance again, especially after 4 months of almost exclusive strength training. The thought of starting over is a bit daunting and I know that there will come some discouragement but I am up for the challenge.

This skirt was made for running.
This skirt was made for running.

I also know that going into Spring/Summer events, I’m not going to be in a place where I will be hitting any big milestones. My focus for this year is to run strong and well but not to worry about running any personal bests. I realize that if I head into the rest of this year with that thought in mind, I will have much greater success and certainly a much happier time on the course. I’m still hoping to run a half in the fall but I’m also open to the possibility that this may not be the year to train for that. Time will tell.

For now, I’ll dust off my running shoes, find a good movie on Netflix (it’s way to cold for me to brave the outside to build endurance…and I’m a total winter wuss sooooo…..) and put one foot in front of the other. Again.