After my two week break from running, post Jacksonville Marathon, I was and still am trying to find my running love. My 6.34 mile run on Saturday was a great start, to say the least. I felt great, the weather was good, and my friend Meghan was perfect company. I was feeling the love that day for sure!
I’m trying not to over do it because my heels are still a bit grouchy, although not nearly as bad as they were pre-marathon. Part of me thinks that cycling is helping strengthen these baby cows of mine, which in turn, is helping my ankles and heels. I’m not rocket surgeon, but I’d venture a guess that cross training helps in more ways than that.
While my Saturday run was pretty great, I just didn’t want to run yesterday. So, I did what I always do when I don’t want to run. I ran really fast. This seems counter intuitive, but in my brain, the faster I run the faster it’s over. I did an accidental four mile tempo run and scolded myself accordingly afterword. This is not how one doesn’t over do it.
|Liz Lemon agrees.
In any case, I’m still finding myself ready to ride my bike and swim and dragging my feet when I know I have to run. I’m sure it’s post marathon training that’s doing this to me but I really need to get over it. I’m going to start bribing myself or something. I know the love of the run will return and I hope it’s soon because I have shit to do!
What do you do when you’ve lost that loving feeling?