It's time to rearrange my training a bit; I'm adding more cross training/strengthening back into my routine, pool running when I can, and I am also calling my doctor tomorrow to get PT prescribed, and of course still running; sans Garmin....If I can't PR National, then I'll PR another. :)
This morning, I clicked on Dash's (http://rundash.blogspot.com/) blog, and to my surprise, it was something I desperately needed to read; I was not alone. Here is an amazing runner, who at one time had felt the same way as I am currently feeling today. ( frustrations; clock watching; feeling discouraged when I'm running a slower than normal pace) Now, she is a non-Garmin watching, "fierce warrior", laid back, PR'ing runner! Noted.
I definitely needed to read this today, especially after yesterdays horrible run. What a greatly time blog. It's funny how the universe sends you signs....I hear you loud and clear universe. :)
Thank you Dash.
So, when did I get so serious and crazy about my running!? I've traded in my California laid back whatever attitude for type A New Yorker attitude, and it's doing nothing but discouraging me. I need my "eh" attitude back. (another proof, I need to move back west soon...I'm losing my California-tude;) I was once asked last racing season, prior to a race, what my game plan was, I stated I had none, I was just going to run, and go with what I felt...and I had a great 20k race!
My new goal: to return to the whatever will be will be race/run attitude; being type A is exhausting!! (perhaps my new running mantra??)
Coming back from a major injury is a hard and slow process; I am finally realizing this.Why have I been so niave about it?!
I have been active since I was a child, and used to perform and dance. (once upon a time) I've been a runner since I was 20, and racing since 2003; I am experienced.I have race triathlons and duathlons in 2005, and even joined a tri-club at my university. I have run with a few different groups, and have had a coaches back in California, and currently here out east. I have also worked with personal trainer for many years in California, and she taught me a lot about fitness...it's time to show my experience. I know what to do, how to do it, and it's time to apply it and become level headed about this recovery process.