It’s been two months and one day since I ran the Boston Marathon. I took 10 full days off from running after the race to recover but I am having a hard time getting back into it. I will run the Falmouth Road Race in August but I have no other races on the calendar. I’m not injured but I’m not ready to start training. I don’t want to race anytime soon. Running isn’t fun for me right now.
I’m tired? I should rest.
Grey skies? I’ll pass.
Cool weather? No thanks.
Rain? Not a chance.
Last month I ran 5 days in a row on the beach in Texas. It was awesome. I can’t tell you the last time I ran 5 days in a row but running on the beach in the hot morning sun was such a treat. I thought it would jumpstart my running but I came home to 5 days in a row of rain.
Don’t get me wrong—I have been staying active. I just haven’t been running. I teach at least 3 spin classes a week. I have been doing some On Demand home workouts. I go to run club… occasionally—like when Danielle brought ice cream cake to celebrate Jason’s graduation. G and I ran to the donut truck a few times. I climbed Mt. Monadnock. I explored some trails near my house. I bought an inflatable kayak. I even SUPed once.
When I’m ready, I will start training again. Maybe then I’ll return to blogging. But until then…