Monday, January 16, 2012

Running into the New Year!

Wow, I can't believe the year is already 16 days old!  I wish I could say that I've been running at least 16 days, but sadly, getting back to running has been slow going for me.

 
I told myself that I would run on January 1.  We were actually out of town on that day, but I knew that I needed to get some sort of exercise.  My family and I were staying in this cute little town on the Central Coast  - Cambria.  We stayed at a hotel at the top of a hill in the town, and the hotel had a "path" going from the hotel, down the mountain, and into town.  I say "path" because what the hotel called a path, was more like an intermediate mountain climb.  I knew I was in trouble when the walk down had me sore.  So we ate breakfast and my kids and I began the climb back up the hill.  The whole time I keep telling myself, "I run half-marathons, this shouldn't be too difficult".  Yeah, I'm a half marathon runner.

Well, after going up the hill behind two very fast kids, nearly losing my breakfast, warning 2 people in their 60s that they shouldn't try to come back up after the trek down, and sweating like a weight lifter, I came to a very important realization.  I'm only a half-marathon runner when I actually run half-marathons.  The rest of the time I'm either a runner, or not.  And remembering that I had not run at all between Thanksgiving and January 1, I realized on that day that I was in the "not" category.  

Now, I have to make myself a runner again.


So, I'm looking at the next half-marathon that I want to run.  Baby Boy and I are going to try a new half-marathon race in San Luis Obispo in April.  Since my mountain trek, I've run 3 times...in 2 weeks.  Well, it's a start.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your running is much more regular than mine has been!

6 comments:

  1. I feel that way with stairs. I can run a marathon but dont ask me to go up to many stairs. I will literally be huffing an puffing all the way up . I dont understand it, but it is what it is.

    Saint Luis in april that is awesome.

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  2. Oooo! Want to read The Hunger Games. Glad to see you running again. San Luis in the spring sounds wonderful. Have a good first day back at school.

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  3. Getting back to any kind of routine after a break is never easy, especially when it comes to sports routine... But for me usually it takes just a week or so, if I do it regularly.

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  4. I would love to run for miles and miles. But I'll be huffing and catching my breath just for some time. Even in climbing the stairs I would be out of breath. That really saddens me. Ugh!
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  5. I'm in the same boat..haven't really run in Nov. and Dec..now I am paying the price. We will get back into running form, we just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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