First of all, I want to apologize…your girl has been busy! Work, life, volunteering, and running has taken. So, the blog posts have been few and far between. Instead of weekly posts, I have barely been able to squeak out something every two weeks. If for some reason you have really been missing my blog posts know that I am working on it. Hopefully, once May and June wrap up I should have some more time.
Ok, on to the real reason we are all here – I COMPLETED MY FIRST HALF MARATHON [cue the band, balloons, confetti, cheers, etc.] In the last 2 weeks of my training I really wasn’t sure if I was going to make it…see my last post for more information. However, I did my best…even with all the odds stacked against me!
Lately, my running has been more of a stressor than an enjoyable experience for me. I have a half marathon coming up in 10 days…and I have a hip/SI joint who are not team players.
Every time I run my hip and back hurt and I need to take 2-3 days to recover from it before I am able to train again. So, needless to say, my training schedule is basically not happening. I am lucky if I run twice a week.
It is definitely a morale killer when something like this happens. Here is what I have been doing to help with this injury and hopefully (fingers crossed) get this half marathon done.
I have been doing a lot of yoga lately! Over the past few months, I have found a new love for flow and hot yoga that I never thought I would have! I go to a great studio that is super welcoming, with great instructors – and I think that is half the battle! Thanks, Sol Yoga! 🙂 Also, yoga is a great compliment to the runs I have been training for. I am forced to stretch things out whether I want to or not!
You don’t need a lot of things to start a yoga practice – the bare minimum is a mat. But, over the past few months, I have found a few things that really help me when I go to the studio. So, come along as we explore What’s In My (Yoga) Bag!
Every time I run I wonder if what I am thinking it normal. Do other people think the things I do? Yes, running is a physical thing. But, I feel like that is only 10% of the equation. The other 90% is purely a mental thing.
So, I decided to share my stream of consciousness with you. My brain is an interesting place…you’re welcome! I pretty much have this same conversation with myself every time I run.
If anything, I hope it supplies you with a daily dose of humor! The struggle is real folks 🙂