A Sedentary Lifestyle is just not for me.


couchpotatoSo, its been interesting being a non-runner.  It definitely has its perks, don’t get me wrong – but I don’t think I like it.

It has been nice to NOT go outside in the cold.
It is nice to have more time to play video games, watch TV and rediscover the joy of reading.
There has been more time to spend with the family, and our road-trips and weekend events are easier to plan.
Less Laundry to do, and it doesn’t smell nearly as bad.
Now the down points:

I don’t get tired as early, and don’t sleep as well.I have to be more careful on what I eat, or the numbers on the scale go up.
I don’t feel as full of energy.
My pants get tighter.
I don’t get the joy that comes from running. (aka, no runner’s high and no sense of accomplishment)
I generally just don’t feel “good”

Another interesting aspect of not-running, is how the daily aches and pains change.  (Notice I say change, not come or go away. I have come to the conclusion that I have hit the age that there are aches and pains no matter what.  I’m dealing.)   When running, my plantar fasciitis is much more painful.  I am a little bit disappointed, but even with not running, it is still there – Its just not bad enough to need taping or anything like that.   My hernia repair from many years ago gets periodically sore/tight when I’m not running (or when I over-do it running for that matter.)  My calves on the other hand, haven’t been sore since I healed from the Marathon.

I am looking forward to starting back up.  Knowing I work better with motivation, I have signed up for the lottery for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, and I have picked out the resolution run I will be doing (probably with my Son!)  I did the same resolution run last year, and had debated doing one in Annapolis this year, but haven’t been able to find any information other than a brief mention.  Either way I need to get registered for it ASAP!

So, in other words – today is my last day as a non-runner.  I’m bored with it. (Can you be bored with NOT doing something?)   This is your warning, regular blog posts are now coming!

 

Advertisements
About

I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in running
One comment on “A Sedentary Lifestyle is just not for me.
  1. google.com says:

    Qualty articles is the key to attract the people
    to visit the site, that’s what this web page is providing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Once and Future Runner
Once and Future Runner

2013 Was an amazing year, for me, So I am really looking forward to 2014!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 373 other followers

December 2013
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
Archives

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Number of Visits to this Blog:
  • 51,977 hits
Chasing Disney Dreams

My journey to 48.6 miles through 4 parks in 4 days

jogathon

One foot in front of the other

jacksmumontherun

Running, more running and a bit of Rugby League!

Latte Lindsay

Ramblings Over Coffee

Drawing from the Word: Truth Branch Art blog

colorful creations and the stories behind them

Hysterical Runner

A runner proving that having a hysterectomy doesn't mean retiring your trainers

Looking For 42

Traveling the world looking for the meaning for life (and whatever else I might find along the way)

From Fran to Flash

Fitness, Family, Fashion, Food & Fun

The Fat Girls Guide To Running

The worlds No1 site for advice, support and resources for overweight runners

Transventure

Exploring the great outdoors, by Andrew Gills (continued)

Strong-Fit-Beautiful

Health and fitness made simple

Views from the Third Wave

The thoughts of an aspiring mid-life runner and triathlete

Live. Love. Run.

Life Through the Eyes of a Running Momma.

RunnerRich

Adventures in running...faster

Chase:Every:Second

enjoying every second of life and running

runslikeelephant

I run like an elephant but damn it, I'm running!

%d bloggers like this: