Feel free to read this to the theme song “Back In The Saddle Again.”
Tuesday started off normal, got in a morning walk and time on the cycling trainer. By late afternoon with the warm afternoon temps, I started itching. Suddenly I knew, I had to go. I had to run.
It felt like running my first race, fresh, new, free. I haven’t been running like this in too long. I almost didn’t know what to do with myself. I left without my Garmin or music.
I went running. For as long as I felt like it. Which turned out to be a comfortable 3 – 4 miles.
It was torture being away from my passion, and that’s what makes it that much more rewarding now. I waited 6 weeks post c-sec, but hand to the sky, it magically happened to line up exactly 6 weeks after Ryder arrived. You’re suppose to wait 8, but again I listened to my body.
I encourage you all to get out there – move, cook, get crafty, do your passion. Look around you, don’t take your steps for granted. Many of you are deep in training plans or coming off a big race, and it’s easy to get caught up in the motions. Quit ticking those daily routine boxes. Stop and enjoy the beauty of your sport.
And this is only because Christina made me. Don’t encourage me!!
In short – soak in today, tomorrow and the next. GET MOVING!