December 18, 2015

On blogging and running

I usually have ample things to say but lately I've found myself at a loss for words on our blog. I haven't been running (ahem, that pesky knee) and don't have any races on the horizon. I've thought about writing about other things but somehow I keep coming up empty handed...or I find myself wondering if anyone actually wants to read about my random Christmas adventures and whatnot.
Soon what do I write about now? Will they still like me? 
I have written about feeling a little lost without running on a few other occasions. Sometimes I miss it but most times I simply don't. That's probably not entirely true. I do miss lacing up my sneaks and getting out for a few miles around our neighborhood. I most certainly do not miss training and the nagging pull of a training plan. I even asked Adam about this recently. Last Saturday, it was sunny and warm so we took the opportunity to get out on our bikes and rode around a few neighborhoods. Had I been marathon training, we likely wouldn't have done this since I would have had a long run on my training plan. Much to my surprise, he didn't say he minded marathon training schedules as much as I expected. Like me, he doesn't miss the early Friday or Saturday bedtimes complete with healthy meals in anticipation of a long run the next morning.

To put it simply, training can be a burden. Especially at the holiday season, I am grateful for the luxury of time and the flexibility to do things that are festive and fun on the weekend. We have certainly been having our fair share of Christmas merriment while Mom has been marathon training.
A no-running Sunday meant we took a long walk around Williamsburg
to see the Christmas decorations
Until I resolve my knee issues, lace up my sneaks, and sign up for another race, you can find me at the gym on my favorite elliptical trainer. I keep telling myself I should check out some fitness classes. Maybe I'll do that too...

What's your favorite activity when you're not running?
{Christine}

11 comments:

  1. I've been feeling the running blues lately too. I run twice a week, with my running group, but can't get out there on my own. Perhaps not having any races is the problem, sometimes having something on the calendar can be motivation. You are not alone. It will come back and you'll be happy it is back then.

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  2. I run a lot less now that I am training for triathlons. Multisport is therapeutic and keeps 'running boredom' at bay. I have to say, I look forward to my run workouts a lot more now, when they come up. ~Monica

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  3. I'm all about tennis right now. Good luck finding what is right in lieu of running!

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  4. I definitely think we all need a break now and then :) I've been enjoying body pump for strength training while I haven't been officially training.

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  5. Breaks are super important (Kinda the same principal as absence makes the heart grow fonder)! :) enjoy it, Christine!! Merry Christmas!

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  6. I really love TRX. It's a challenging workout and helps with strength, balance and core!
    Our current gym doesn't offer TRX as part of the group fitness classes so I use the free TRX app.

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  7. Love hearing what your up to Christine...also hope your knee heals and gets better soon. You and your Mom have been a constant inspiration to me since I started running two years ago...Disney races got me hooked and that is how I found your blog....then bravely I signed up for other races...I love the running community...I love the spirit of community when we are all gathered at a race...the training can be wearing..but injuries are really hard. Enjoy this holiday...do fun things...heal...rest... "Paris is calling".... *Hugs*

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  8. When I"m not running, I love to ride my bike. That can be a problem if the weather doesn't cooperate, tho! Hoping for a bike trainer for Christmas, so I can ride inside.

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  9. I love running ( or at least the races) but you are right, training can become a burden at times. I am so looking forward to a little down time. I also look forward to spending time doing some other hobbies! -M

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  10. When you are not running due to injury, it's very different because it's all you can think about doing. I did a lot of cycling and pool running to stay in marathon shape. If I didn't have a race on the horizon, I think I would still cycle. It's fun and can be done most all winter here as long as I wait to mid-day on the weekends.

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  11. I go through a lot of phases of running and then not running. I definitely need a race in mind to get me out there!

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