"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hibernation Mode...

I have stayed in the last several weekends. It started out that I was sick, and needed to rest, so I gave up working out for a week, which is hard to make myself do.

During this time, I discovered that Netflix (my most favorite thing on earth besides wine, and real tivo, not DVR) has the first 8 seasons of Grey's Anatomy.

So, naturally I watched the first three seasons in 3 days.

It was fun catching up with the gang, but this is highly anti-social, not to mention....lazy!! This should be reserved strictly for snowstorms, and freezing temperatures!!

I took my hibernation to two weeks. While it was hard to make myself not work out for a week, it was pretty easy to just not work out another week...an object at rest stays at rest.

Now I am facing a 7.5 mile relay leg next weekend, followed by a half marathon the following week.


So finally, today I laced up my shoes, and hit the trail for a test run of 8 miles. I hadn't been outdoor running for months due to the heat, and I forgot how much I love it! But fall has arrived!! The crisp  air, the beautiful leaves turning color, waving to fellow runners.

But mostly, I love the forced time to be alone with my thoughts. That is my favorite therapy. I do my best thinking when I run outside. (indoor runs are distracted by TV watching)

I'm glad I went! Sometimes you just have to force yourself to do what you don't feel like doing to remember how much you love it!

I'm back on the wagon this week, and I am hoping that I can pull these last two races out of my ass.

It's the end of the season for me. (I think) What I know for sure is...I cannot wait to get those last two medals!! They are like crack to a crackhead for me!


Allison M. said...

I can't tell you how much I hate treadmills. I don't really run in the winter because I can't STAND to run on them.

My half is in mid-November. Yikes!

Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

Glad that your 8 miler went well, and that you've pulled out of hibernation. Fun for a weekend or two, but can be habit-forming.

Teena in Toronto said...

Good for you!

Fizzgig said...

i'm a fan because I love TV, and hate the elements...but when i get outside i remember how great it is! get you some winter gear and try winter running! it's really great!!

no doubt, it is so hard to get back when you get in!!

thank you! wasn't easy! lol