I have been feeling a little guilty about my lack of running lately. Maybe it was the fact that by this point in time last year, I already trained for and completed 2 half marathons and a 10k. Maybe it was the FACT that my 800 meter “cool down” run after Thursday’s crossfit session felt horrible. 800 meters. 1/2 mile. Seriously.
I know I shouldn’t look back at last year. I knew I wasn’t going to concentrate on running this year, BUT I also really thought I would try to maintain a good 6 mile running base. I haven’t. The most I have run the past month is my 1/2 mile after crossfit and then 1 mile yesterday. AND, I only ran yesterday to prove to myself that I wasn’t a total running failure. One stinkin’ mile. I NEED to start running again. (The weird part is that I actually kind of miss it… shhh, don’t tell anyone that I am admitting this out loud.)
I think the part that kills me the most is that I haven’t gained any speed on my bike either. I thought if I concentrated more on cycling, I would naturally just get faster, stronger. Nope. I am at best the same as last year and quite possibly, gulp, slower. 😦
BUT, as the saying above says, I AM NOT where I started. Phew. My body is still changing. My eating habits are dialed in. (90% of the time anyway.) AND, I have been doing a lot (some weeks). For instance, this past week was GREAT! I rode 124 miles, ran 1 mile and did 1 hour of crossfit for 9 hours of total exercise!
I guess I just need to keep plugging away. Putting in the miles. I think I can. I think I can. I will.