Got to concentrate on how great I will feel after! :)

Took this photo for my online running log. Just a short run of 4 miles today as I could feel the strain and tightness coming back in my hip flexor. Better to take it easy than to risk another injury and be put out of running for another month!

And today’s motivation for myself:

Yup! Had to force myself to get of the house but glad I did. Happy running! 🙂

Happy National Running Day!

So apparently, there’s a National Running Day! Hope you folks had a good run or walk or spent some lovely minutes out in the sunshine. If you haven’t, there’s still time!

Today’s photo for my online running log: some cheery wildflowers beside the small lake. Love that they are springing up everywhere.

And a parting thought:

A new beginning for running in 2015.

It’s been a long while since I ran regularly. The year started with news of our move to another state, and with that came the weeks of sorting, packing, looking for a rental home, arriving, unpacking, settling in and then not having the right gear to run in snow and icy conditions. Five full months of 2015 have passed since and the weather has finally turned warmer.There are no more snow and icy patches on the trails, and I have fully recovered from a hip flexor injury that put me out of running for 5 weeks.

There are no races this year in my calendar to train for this year. I’m rather relieved for that – No more stress when I have to skip a day of running, or worry about how fast I am, about crossing that thin line of pushing myself and improving, and over-doing it and injury, about logging in the miles. Last year had been such a fruitful year of running for me – breakthroughs in speed and endurance, opportunities to see this beautiful country through running races in different cities, and then this year, there is suddenly nothing to train for. I am a little worried about losing all that speed and strength I have gained through so much effort last year. No doubt I am already slower and weaker, not running regularly for almost 6 months; I’m just hoping I don’t keep regressing! I once came across a motivation poster that says, “If you are persistent, you will get it; If you are consistent, you will keep it.” I really need to do both.Read More »