I miss running but I get to crochet

I miss running but I get to crochet

I miss running. I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could achieve 2021 miles this year – and I’ve already been a bit behind at the beginning of April – but then the thing I dreaded happened.

I went on a run not just to focus on my challenge goal and regular exercise routine but I had just a difficult moments just the day before and for the best release and processing happens during a run.

What I didn’t count on is how have that event actually impacted me and so instead of focusing on my run and pay attention to the trail my head was so consumed by all of my feelings that I tripped and boom sprained my ankle.

Initially I thought that I may have broken it and that could have been even more problematic due to a previous double break on that particular ankle when I was a teen.

It’s been about a week now and I am annoyed I can’t run yet – I miss running. It’s the an outlet I look forward to anytime I get to do it. And while walking isn’t the end of the world and still helps me get miles and exercise in – it’s just not the same.

Insert big ol’ sigh.

I know that I’ll be able to get back to it in a couple of weeks but patience has never been a thing I was fond of when I wanted to do something.

I suppose I will work on an afghan order while I wait for my ankle to heal proper and look into alternative ways to work out that aren’t going to cause more damage and so I won’t just wither away 😂

This afghan is going to be a full size blanket with granny squares using these three colors.

Well these squares aren’t going to crochet themselves!

Will run for Coffee

Will run for Coffee

If you were in doubt if I will run for coffee – doubt no more! I love running and I don’t know how many times I share with someone that I like running – I get this weird look. Add in the fact that I got up at 6 am and went on a run at 7:30 in the morning during 30-degree weather, yeah you might say I am a bit crazy (and weird of course).

And seriously, I don’t love the cold. In fact, I have this hate relationship when it drops below 74 degrees any time of year, date, or nite. But I must say my health has become a bit of a priority for me – and I love these virtual runs – like the ones I just finished from Virtual Run.

I have to say though that I suppose you just have to have the right gear such as a hat and gloves and clothes that are designed for running in the colder weather. I am hoping to make this a Sunday regular event.

In the meantime, I discovered the rebounder – and yeah I am probably a bit late to the game on this one. But who knew that a wee trampoline could get you excited to work out? I didn’t but it seems I can’t help myself and with the collaboration of my Fitbit reminding me to get moving – I just became a little bit more active.

My goal is to get into the best shape of my life but do it in such a way that it feels easy and is fun. I can’t imagine doing workouts that I dislike – and who knows – I may do another will run for coffee training. Because I also signed up for the 2021 Miles run and uh I am already trying to figure out how to make up the miles to reach that goal!