I’m in a rut. A running rut.
I don’t know if it’s the nasty weather, my other exercise activities I’ve added to my routine or what, but I just haven’t been as excited about running as usual.
Although running is great exercise for the body and heart, for me it’s a mental break. It’s my way to clear my mind and de-stress. No other form of exercise has done that for me.
My last run was yesterday and it just felt off. The prior run before that was a treadmill run last Tuesday, and treadmill run are not de-stressors for me. I just haven’t really looked forward to my runs the way I did a couple of months ago when I used to run 3-4 times a week.
I thought about my predicament this morning for quite a while and knew what I needed to do.
Something like the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon!
This July 25th I’ll be running around a lake ending with a killer hill at the end. I’ve ran a condensed 10 miler race with my mom on this route a few years back and loved it. I even remember getting a second wind and how amazing it felt… until that killer hill.
I’ll start planning my training soon and hope to beat my time of 2:03:42 from my first half marathon in January.
Motivation central here in the Get Healthy With Heather house! Look forward to seeing more runs in the near future.
In other exercise news. I tried out a new yoga video tonight: YogaWorks for Everyone: Beginners AM/PM
Usually I’m not a fan of beginners yoga videos. They just aren’t that challenging and I just get bored but since I’m now fighting a cold my sweet husband gave me I wanted to take it easy.
This one surprised me. I didn’t get bored at all during the 44 minutes and eventhough it wasn’t too challenging it was just what my body wanted and needed. The instructor was great and talked you through the poses nicely. I will definately do this one again when I just want to relax and not work too hard.
Awesome video for new yoga practicers.
Well I’m out for the evening, just about to enjoy some indian food. More on that tomorrow.