It’s been almost 2 weeks since my last blog, and it’s been a slow kinda progress back into running on a regular basis. Truthfully, I hadn’t realized that I would celebrate my accomplishment of completing my first Half for so long…or that the celebration would throw me off my game so much. I’ve spent the past two weeks running sporadically, not really on my marathon training program, and just kinda…bleh.
I’ve been telling myself that it’s just temporary, and I know that it is, since I grew sick of it last week, lol. Sometimes I feel bad about not running…as if I’ve just committed a terrible offense, and need to make it out there and run a few miles as penance.
But then I realize how silly that sounds, lol. I love to run, but I never want to get to the point where running begins to feel like a chore. Or NOT running inspires that kinda serious guilt. I guess I wore myself out, so I guess all those extra hours in bed catching up on those ZZZZZs were just my body’s way of letting me know just how tired it was. And my mind was just too exhausted to try and tell my body otherwise.
Still, I’ve been able to put a few miles in there over the past couple of weeks. I miss the consistency of my routine though, but changes in work and my life in general are kinda forcing me to find other ways/times to get the miles in. I’m about to start running earlier in the morning to better assist me in this endeavor. Right now I usually get up for a run right around sunrise, so there’s never been a need for headlamps or other safety equipment like that. But as my runs get longer, I will need to start running earlier, though I might still end up finishing up runs after the sun is out.
For those night time/early morning runners out there…What kind of gear and gadgets do you find most useful and least cumbersome? I’ve been asking around and doing a bit of research on what’s out there, but the more opinions the better! 🙂