Daily Archives: July 5, 2012
Posted by healthyforhim
After 6 weeks off from running, I got the ok to run again from my doctor.
Truth be known… I was probably doing more than I should have before getting my “clean bill of health” – but honestly, MOVING makes me feel better – so it’s hard to keep me still!!
I tied on my running shoes and hopped on the treadmill to complete my first 5K in what felt like months.
It wasn’t easy… it was plain and simple, UGLY. I think my time was closer to the first time I ever tried it – maybe under 2 minutes.
I felt like I was a new runner again, and although my other work outs prevented me from being as sore – as long in the days that followed, the facts are, I use totally different muscles when running.
My ankles, and core hurt (I run with 3 lb weights, why? I have no idea. OH yes, because it’s good for me.)… but I’m SO glad I got back after it.
There is a fun run that tours the nation called, “The Color Run” and I thought that sounded like some fun I’d like to have one day. The bad news is, my runner friend Steph informed me that the closest one was 2 weeks away. Considering it was going to be over 100 that day, and I trained for my first 5K in just 2 weeks… I decided to pass. Maybe next year.
I’ll be honest – I still don’t love running. *shocker alert* But, there is something about pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone in any type of exercise. Trying new things, seeing what your body can do. I enjoy that I can still run… because some day – maybe that won’t be a possibility.
Remember that… every day that you’re thinking about NOT working out.
If you can move today… then DO IT. Each day is a gift from God. Use it as such!! (Get off your phone or computer.. and GO!! MOVE!!!)
Don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!! Even MORE so when you’re working out on a hot day!
“Let us hold unswervingly to the Hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”