Sorry for the unannounced hiatus I took from blogging this week. Sometimes life gets in the way, and blogging unfortunately has to take a back seat. With that being said, I’m happy to say that I finally did manage to fit in some much needed R&R this weekend!
Lately, I’ve been go, go, go at work and at home, so it was nice to unwind, spend quality time with family and friends as well as fit in a run!
About running – boy does it get HARD when you stop for a few weeks! Between my cousins destination wedding, work and other events, running just wasn’t the #1 on my to-do list!
Although I hate feeling like my legs are full of lead, I strangely like the difficulty that comes from taking a break from running. I feel even more accomplished after a difficult run, than an easy one. Weird, I know, but running is truly all a mind game. I haven’t run in weeks, obviously I’m tired, but I’m certainly not making that stop me.
I’ll also admit that I’ve slightly swayed away from running this past month due to the fact that I’ll be hitting the pavement at least 3-4 times a week, for the next 4 months while training for my marathon!
I’m sure it won’t be the easiest of tasks, but I couldn’t be more excited about the journey that lies ahead!
The quote below from the New York times below says it best.
Non runners often imagine that people can cover 26.2 miles only because they have lean, muscled legs and a highly developed cardiovascular system. Nothing could be further from the truth. The runner’s most important organ, by far, is the brain — the source of our dreams, drive and determination. Almost a century ago, the great Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi said: “Mind is everything; muscle, mere pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.”
Do you often take breaks from running or working out?
How do you get back into the swing of things?