It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve gone for a run and I’m going nuts! I just don’t know how much longer I can do this.
Plantar fasciitis has placed my running addiction on hold. I’m hating every minute of it! This is the time of year when I can run more often and for longer distances. Tomorrow…that’s what I said yesterday, I’m going to engage in another form of physical fitness. I need to do more strength training and have no excuses. I have a cool fitness ball that’s just sitting in the garage collecting dust. I have free weights, an elliptical machine, and a stationary bike, but I shun them all in the summer months–shame on me!
You know what they say, “everything happens for a reason.” Perhaps not being able to run is my body’s way of saying, that it (my body) needs work in other areas. It’s true too. In October, I plan to run the Atlantic City Marathon. At the least, I will run the half marathon, but wanted to take a shot at the full marathon. My hams and quads need strength training for the run and I’ve been putting it off but I have no excuse now. Okay so maybe tonight… actually, when I finish this post, I’m going to rinse the dust off of my fitness ball and do something (interactive) with it.
Tomorrow I am going to hop on my bike and ride a few miles; hopefully the ride will tentatively replace the 8-10 mile run.