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 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 article.

2 thoughts on “It’s been a long time

  • May 24, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    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!

  • May 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    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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