I took a week off after the race, patiently waiting for my leg to heal, but after a week I was done resting. I wanted to run again. Unfortunately, my leg has not been having it. I wallowed and grieved the loss of my daily running. I didn't want to crosstrain. I didn't want to do anything except run.
After a while, though, even the grieving gets old, and it is time to move on. And so, every few days I try to test out my leg to see where I am. As it stubbornly continues to groan and moan over anything resembling a run, I am starting to do workout dvds instead. Sadly, I didn't do many of these in October. So we'll just call October the big lazy month, and hopefully everything will be more intensive from here on out.
Miles run - 49
Jillian workout dvds - 2x
Incidentally, I've started doing Shred quite a bit in November, and the boys LOVE it. It certainly goes by much faster watching the boys have such a great time.
I hope that my leg starts healing soon. I miss running. Working out to dvds is like eating canned biscuits - it just can't compare if you've had the real thing.
How do you deal with disappointments, reader? Do you allow yourself a few days to wallow before picking yourself up and moving on?