Monday, August 29, 2016

Inspiration - What comes next?

Winging it. Flying by the seat of your pants. Following your gut. Doing life instead of letting life do you in. It’s okay to not know what to do so long as you know what you want. #Spillyourgutsy:
In the last year I have so many false start about getting back to my running that I am hesitant to say anything to anyone or be excited about signs of hope that I will return to myself as a runner.

I took the summer off mostly with occasional runs but with it being so hot. I didn't feel bad at all about taking the time off.  I started to notice in July more time and more times that I was feeling pretty good overall with no more weird symptoms that I had been experiencing most of 2015 and into 2016.

By the end of July right before we went on vacation, I jumped on the treadmill to test how I felt.

So running gives me the best indication of how my body is functioning that is why I decided to test it. I ran 2 miles easy than a strong tempo averaging 7:25 for 25 minute pace and than a short cool down. I wasn't struggling, no weird clammy  feeling or feeling out of shape. The pace came easy almost so that I thought I could press but I didn't want to push too hard out the gate.

It gave me hope that my fitness is under there waiting to be taped into!

Than I planned my comeback after vacation and kids back to school only to be thwarted by a turned ankle 30 minutes into an easy run.

I took two weeks off! I kept positive!

Today I tested the ankle with a workout on the treadmill!

Wow I know it isn't blow your socks off fast but it came super easy. I had no hypoglycemic issues and no low dips in energy. Smooth Sailing!

Here is the workout -

3 miles warm up, 4 x 1 mile with 60 secs walk recovery at 7;31, 7;29, 7:29, 7:26. 2 mile cool down

I am pleased!

I am really not sure what I want to do running wise. I have yet to be inspired to sign up for a race. I think being burned by signing up for so many races last year and not being able to run them has me gun shy.

So I will keep running, training, doing yoga and writing until I find something inspiring that inspires me that I just have to do. I will wait on the universe to line something up for me but until I will keep working. Sometimes is okay not to know and just wait but you have to be motion for that inspiration to find you!

a quote to print when you are feeling uncreative - Inspiration will come, but it has to find you working - Printable Pablo Picasso Quote: