I used to run upwards of 5+ miles a day, years ago. It was a natural part of my daily life and lifestyle. My family was used to it. I was used to doing it. Then life happened and kind of knocked me out of my daily running routine. I would still run here and there, on occasion. But that daily run that I so used to look forward to was no more. But I’m working on changing all of that really soon!
Although it’s been quite some time since I’ve been consistent with my running, I’m hoping to go back into a regular, consistent routine at the top of next week.
- I’ve already set aside an appointment to go to a running store and get properly fitted for running shoes (again).
- I’ve already mapped out which running trails I’m going to be frequenting and what days I’ll be there.
- I’ve already scheduled my running times as well, to coincide with my other fitness activities (spin class, strength training, etc.)
- I’ve even gotten another runner-friendly hairstyle that will work with my running lifestyle. Can’t you see that I’m serious here??
One of the reasons why I want to get back to running so badly is because I miss the way it made me feel after a nice, long, brisk run. The “runner’s high” that you may have heard about is actually a real thing. The ramping up part is hard (1-3 miles), but everything after that is pretty easy sailing, so to speak.
I also want to get back into it because that’s how I was able to lose weight that I had plateaued with back years ago. I broke the plateau when I started a running regimen, which then got me into marathon training, 5k runs, etc. But I had initially started running just as another thing to do to break the weight stall. I’m so glad I did!
I’ll keep you posted on my running shoe selection (maybe I’ll do a YouTube video) and also when I start back running on my “first” day. Wish me luck!