Not waving but drowning…

I really think I need a different hobby… This running thing is KILLING me, which is kind of strange since I have been running very little lately. I’ve been THINKING about running a great deal and driving myself insane…

I need to figure out this IT band thing, and I need to figure out a cross training activity that I can fall in love with and commit to. I feel drawn to yoga, I did a few classes of Mike Dennison’s Runners Yoga which I liked very much- but as with everything in my crazy life, so much of it has to do with fitting it in to my (or the kids) crazy schedule.  I know a regular yoga practice would probably do wonders for my aches and pains, it’s just a matter of doing it- I am setting my sights on next week. Next week everything will change.

I was quite excited about this week- it was the first week since my work term had ended and I had BIG plans, that included running, yoga classes and working on my Grad school application… but then sick kids and school professional days happened and I have got NOTHING done.

I need to regroup, refocus and face the truth. I will not be able to run the half next week. there is an 8k race I will have to do that. I just bought myself a very expensive race t-shirt. boo.

My IT band is sore all the time, not just when I run. I have pins and needles running down my leg constantly. Not good. I want to fix it. I want to run another marathon.

I miss running- I really don’t feel “right” when I’m not running on a regular basis- I’ve got to get back there somehow.

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Author: mamalegato

Mama to six kids, theatre artist, doctoral researcher, voice teacher... slow and steady wins the race....

3 thoughts on “Not waving but drowning…”

  1. Why are you so hard on yourself?! If you love running, then you should just run. Forget all those races, they just end up making you feel like you are not doing enough when in fact you are a very busy person and as long as you are running regularly (short or long) then you are doing great!

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  2. PS – our very tall friend who ran the langley half has dropped out of the bmo marathon. He said he does not like the time it takes out of his life to do (and train for) runs over 2 hours. This guy has no kids! Hello! He also felt that his injuries started to become persistent once the runs exceeded 20k. You have to do what you need to do to feel good about yourself, but don’t forget the original goal is to feel good about yourself!

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  3. You are very right about the goal being to feel good about yourself- but I really love the long runs…. and I miss them terribly! I am just so frustrated when my body won’t cooperate!
    The races are such a huge incentive for me- and it makes it “easier” to do the juggling required to get out the door when it’s not just a la-di-dah run but rather an ‘important training run”
    I definitely jumped the gun registering for this one though… I should get farther into the training to see if my body might hold up- but I would like to find some sort of ‘system” (ie yoga+running?) that will allow me to do at least a marathon a year…
    That would make me very happy.

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