As I sit here sidelined by an injury I find myself aching to
go for a run.I’ve only been a non-runner
for three days.I have taken breaks
longer than that in the past, but this is different.I know I need to rest for a couple of
weeks.That makes me nervous for a few
I am afraid I will lose all my conditioning.
I eat when I get stressed!
I believe running boosts my immune system and cold and flu
season is upon us.
Rest I must, so this is how I am going to address my
Conditioning - I am going to ride my bike provided it doesn’t
aggravate the injuries. I will also remind myself that my recent run workouts
have been hindered by the injury and probably haven’t contributed much to
conditioning.And … when I return to
running my fitness level will return.
Stress – That’s gonna be a tough one. I will attempt to
control my food buying so there are few goodies at my fingertips. Until we get
a hard frost I still have fresh vegetables in my garden.
Running Buddies – I will have to get creative and stay in
touch via texting, emails, and Facebook.This shouldn’t be a problem!
I can already see the silver lining of this cloud. Time off
can mentally re-energize a runner.As I
said before, I am aching for a run and I haven’t yet missed more days than I
do on any given week.It’s the idea of
not running that is getting to me. When I can finally return to my routine, I
will be ready to devote the energy required to regain my running fitness.
I can hardly wait for my next run.This time off is driving me crazy!