Saturday, May 2, 2015
To be honest my training last year was not as much fun as I know that it should have been and then finishing the Napa to Sonoma half marathon with a bum foot left me feeling like I didn't want to run. Ever. As part of my recovery my doc said that I could run in the pool. I started that and met Ann who looks angelic while swimming. It turns out she's also a swim coach and she told me that she could teach me to swim. I signed up for lessons and started swimming. I knew I needed to learn to swim if I ever wanted to even think about doing a triathlon. Then, registration opened for the race that I really wanted to do -- it's small and close to my house. I couldn't remember being this excited about working out and working towards something in a long time.
I found a training plan and started loosely following it. The reason I didn't want to follow it to the letter was because I didn't really want to run. Then I started spending a lot of time around people who run and I started getting excited about running again. So, on a sunny, beautiful day I pulled out my Asics Kayano's and laced them up. I started running without my watch because I knew if I saw my pace I'd be upset knowing I'd lost my speed. I didn't care how fast I ran but I wore my Vivofit so I'd know how far I'd gone. It wasn't far - only a couple of miles but it felt amazing to run again.
My point goes back to something I posted about YEARS ago. Make the small changes because they'll end up making huge results for you if you just stick with it.