Last year when I listed my post new year resolutions, I did not want to add anything. However around that time I was broken down with injuries – particularly around my feet and ankles. So I decided to not run for a month
The last thing I wanted was another objective, but by not running I was not having to dedicate additional time.
At first it was really hard to do – running had become a habit to me and because I have been quite obsessed with my body image, missing a few runs made me feel fat.
The plan was that I would focus on my cycling instead, but as this post shows, I have had a few problems with punctures and held back on that idea until I went on a bike maintenance course.
Over time it was not so difficult and I spent more time reading and focusing on indoor pursuits. My physique declined and and I have gone a bit “average”.
Before I knew it, one month had turned into four.
When February started I decided I needed to get back out there. I was careful with my foot, going at a slow jog and short distances. I had to be careful as the cold weather caused pain, so I double socked it.
The first run was okay. My lungs where burning, but I had come home injury free.
I am taking part in the Avalanche Run, so I wanted to push harder, but I did not want to risk injury prior to the race. So that has been a point of frustration – but I have accepted my main goal is to finish the race without walking.
So here I am, back to being average man.