It is always amazing to me that it takes month and months of running, going to the gym, biking and swimming to get my mid-fifties body into some semblance of fitness and yet here we are, not quiet two months of rest and relaxation and I feel as though I'm starting from scratch again.
Just two short months of inconsistant workouts and I'm back to square one! Now I'm not going to get all gloomy and doomy here, nope that is why I took some time off. Life was busy with work, my new business venture and I did have a little event that unnerved me a tad, but I have never been one to live in fear.
So after a week of "kicking back" I now need to start "kicking butt".
Perusing through many blogsites, the general mood is that of "yuck, winter months are ahead and no motivation for running". Try something new, go to spin classes, head to the gym, run with a group, hit the trails in your area! This has been a life saver for me.
I have been running our trails lately and find it truly inspiring although I now carry a bell with me since my little fright last month, but all in all, it has really been awesome. Beats pounding the pavement for the time being and it lets you get your head into the wonders of Mother Nature.
Last weekend some of the Wooo Hooo's headed off into Fitzroy Provincial Park for a really nice 8K run, which is just short of a five mile run if I am not mistaken.
It was fabulous.
Even with the shorter days, darker skies and snowfalls, yes, right now it is snowing...after my little hiatus, the world does not seem as threatening as it did.
Isn't it amazing what some downtime can do for your soul?
It is hard to soar with the eagles if you let the turkeys get you down....trust me!!!
I'm glad to be back!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,