I took Leo out for a stroller run this morning that ended up being more of a stroller walk. It was a really pretty morning – cool but not cold, a little sunny, very quiet and spring-like. We walked for about 30 minutes and in that time I decided to take a break from running, or at least from running every day. Lately I’ve been running because I “should” but not because I really want to. I dread runs, I don’t enjoy them, I get easily frustrated if I run slow or feel tired. I’m glad I did the Carmel marathon – it was a good push for me to get moving post-Leo – but the training started to be more draining than fun. The thing is, I genuinely love running. I just can tell I need a break and that my body is ready (and wanting) to do something else for awhile. So instead of running, here’s how I’m planning to work out:
- home gym combos: free weights, planks, push ups, jumping jacks, etc. Sort of a “make your own bootcamp.”
- Essentrics dvd (stretching)
- 30 Day Shred dvd
- sprint intervals. While long runs don’t sound appealing right now, the thought of changing it up and doing sprint intervals mixed with walking does sound really fun!
I’m really looking forward to doing other exercises and focusing on other aspects of my fitness. I think it’s going to be fun!
Do you have any suggestions for me to try (that don’t involve a gym or classes)?