It’s been a long time

It’s been so long and so much has happened. In fact, I don’t even know where I left off. It was last summer or last fall or something, right? Well, I’m not going to dwell on the past – I’m here to write about right now.

Right now, or approximately, I am just starting to train again. How long has it been? Well, it has been since last July that I have consistently and on purpose exercised regularly. For a few weeks now I have committed to running 3 times a week, biking as much as possible, and just get to the pool. Tomorrow I am planning to go to the pool for the first time in at least two months. It’s been a crazy last little while and I’m not convinced I have all my health stuff worked out, but I’m working on it.

Alas, today I read a really good article about swimmers becoming runners that I don’t want to forget about. It’s from Active.com and it makes a lot of sense. In most senses of the word, I’m a swimmer before I’m a runner. While I love running, I’m not really built for running and I’m really not very fast or efficient at it. I can’t help but wonder if there is a way for me to become a more efficient and faster runner. One thing that I’m doing is going to a marathon clinic through a local running store. The other is maybe doing these stretches from this Active.com article.

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2 Responses to It’s been a long time

  1. Rachel says:

    Hoping this doesn’t sound bitchy, but it sounds like you have to deal with your health and focus before you can get back into training. Best of luck!

  2. Thanks for the comment, Rachel. No, you don’t sound bitchy at all. I completely agree with you. Over the past couple of years I have built up some great support systems to help me and now I feel like I’m actually in a place where training would be a nice addition to my life. I am still working out some kinks with my health, but everything seems to slowly be getting better. :o)

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