After three ish weeks off running and three hours in the car, running on the treadmill again burned a decent amount. I lasted for four miles before I felt like I really needed a change and moved over to my friend the elliptical. I’ve never been an awesome runner but I love it SO MUCH so I am basing any confidence I have off this and the fact that I am a crazy determined beast when I get going. Also considering I took more than three weeks off from running and this was my first run back, I think I crushed it 🙂 sometimes I feel like it is better to deviate from the plan and be able to finish looking forward to my next workout than finish destroyed and have to peel myself off the floor.
My biggest reason that I run is because I LOVE how it makes me feel. I never want to feel like I must run even though I don’t really want to, and even though this run was not my best I really felt grateful even when it was burning that I now have access to a treadmill again.
After I finally finished I did some gentle yoga and the post-workout high kicked in and made me very very happy. Besides, according to the below article, one must build ones mileage slowly. I definitely nailed that today 😉
Do you love my set up? (Ignore the mess). The sock is necessary at all times whilst on the treadmill otherwise my eyes involuntarily gaze at the time for the entire run and it makes my brain want to throw itself out of my head with boredom.
Putting on my shoes for the first time in ages made me super happy. My lil’ tootsies felt very happy and simultaneously scared for their lives.
Chillaxin’ on the couch with Curtis being talented and playing some sweet tunes while I used the coffee table as a foam roller was a pretty sweet end to the day.
What are other people’s reasons for running/doing yoga/whatever workout floats yo’ boat?
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