Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Running isn't everything - or is it?
I will shamefully admit that I just purchased the 10 minute trainer by Tony Horton. While I consider myself to be a more advanced "athlete" (ok - I still don't consider myself an athlete) - I would like to think I need to commit more than 10 minutes to exercise. That said - I don't do any other cross training besides running. I want running to be my primary focus and I don't have a lot of additional time - so I thought - what the heck, I'll give it a shot.
On Saturday morning I put in my first 10 minute DVD. 14 minutes later (because it takes longer than 10!) I could barely walk. On Sunday - my legs were jello and my muscles were extremely sore.
It was at that time that I decided Running Isn't Everything. Clearly my body needs more cross training and even if it's only in 10 minute segments - I need some work!
Moving on to Monday -
I ended up needing to have a "medical procedure" on Monday - not planned. I can't run or exercise for a week. It's Wednesday - I'm depressed, I'm stressed, I'm tired and I WANT TO RUN!
I NEED to run. Running may not be everything - but it's a part of me. It's more than just exercise. It consoles me, it pushes me - I hate it (a lot) some days - but take it away and I am going through withdrawal for it.
I'm going to walk today on my TM - slowly so I don't get in trouble by my doctor - but it's something.
I hate to rush time - but may this week fly by!