I recently had to take some time off from running (this one was by choice, not due to an injury) and my mind went all sorts of places during my 10 days off. There were some serious bouts with concern, dread, worry, and just feeling down on myself, but I found some ways to make light of the situation. Here are some thoughts we’ve probably all had when we haven’t been running as much as usual; the silly ones, not the bummers.
When was the last time I did laundry? How do I still have clean underwear?
I haven’t opened my weather app in days. I wonder when it rained last…
Do my shoes miss me as much as I miss them?
Will I remember how to run?
Ugh. Look at that girl running on the sidewalk. She’s such a jerk. How could she show off like this?
Here’s to getting through the struggle of time off and beginning the struggle of training after time off!
When I first started running, I was running in whatever I had bought for walking around campus in college. Nothing special, but not the worst shoes. Until I started racing, they served me well. In fact,I still have them stored away (I have a bit of a pack rat problem…that’s another post). I then wore some Saucony shoes, which also served me well, but I ended up with a black toenail when I started training for my first half marathon. I needed a bigger toe space, different from the classic trainers which came to a bit of a point. I also knew this called for an upgrade in general, so I went to Second Sole and learned about Newton Running, which was fairly new at that time. I was fitted for the Distance U and immediately fell in love. Continue reading Munday Runday: Newtons