Friday, March 25, 2011

Non Running Runner

I am slightly concerned with the reality that I MIGHT not be back up and running any time soon. I am, hate to admit it, but I am concerned with my weight as well. Like I said in my last post since Sunday I gained 2 lbs. Which sucks, but sucks more when I am doing a weight loss challenge. Umm 2 lbs is what I was wanting to LOSE this week, not GAIN. GRRR. Since gaining the 2lbs I have lost 1lb of it. So now I still need to lose 3 by Sunday. I can do that. Not sure if I can do it without running though.

I read Janae's Blog and she too is nursing an injury. Hers is her thigh I believe. I feel bad for her because she is a REALLY good runner. Like wanting to run a sub 3hours time at BOSTON! I am definitely a recreational runner. I love it, it's my hobby, but I am not GREAT at it. I am better than some but there are a ton that are faster than me as well.

Reading Janae's blog helps me realize that I am not alone. That there are other runners that aren't running. She said in her latest post that she is learning to love swimming. Ummm I am definitely not there yet. I definitely have a love hate relationship with it but I do not love it. I love that I can do it, but I hate that I have to do it instead of running. I used to not love running though. I guess once you do something for a while you learn to love it. Here is to hoping that I learn to love biking and swimming and get better at it so I don't get laughed at by middle schoolers.

Today after work I am going to hit the pool. I am also going to go again tomorrow morning with my mom. I tried to sign up for a spin class on Sunday but it was already full. I made a schedule of the activities and the days I will do them. It gives me hope that I will continue to lose weight, stay in shape and maybe get some great cross training in that will help me be a stronger runner in the long run. No pun intended.

Sunday - Spin
Monday - Body Pump (will nix the squats and lunges and only do upper body and abs)
Tuesday - Swim and then Spin at 5:30
Wednesday - Pump
Thursday - Swim and then Spin at 5:30
Friday - Swim
Saturday - Pump and Swim

at least that is what I am hoping to do. I am sure I will skip out on a few classes and take a rest day at least once a week. I really want to keep up my endurance and maybe even getting better. Swimming four laps tired me out completely so clearly spending more time in the pool will help build up my cardio and that will obviously help me with running!

I am trying to stay positive. I will have some dark days where I am depressed and be angry. Hopefully those will be fewer and far in between. Hopefully I will be back up to running sooner than expected as well. I don't want to push too hard too fast and ruin everything for the whole year, however, I don't think it is unreasonable to think that I can run the KBCM at the end of May. I do not want to let down my partner who has been working so hard!

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