My last post was so darn optimistic. I didn’t realize that I would get to the point where I can’t convince myself that working out is a good idea. I get my stretching and my foam rolling in, but anything else seems like too much. Since the start of the year, and I mean the actual run I had on New Year’s Day, I have been dealing with some sort of snot. When I try to push through feeling icky, it shows me that I need to relax.
I reluctantly took this entire week off from cardio. Instead, I did some of my physical therapy exercises for my ankles and feet along with using the foam roller on my achy muscles. I still don’t feel stellar, but I guess there’s progress. I can’t wait for a day where I can enjoy an outdoor run without the fear of injury. This weather has not been ideal for someone who doesn’t want to have any injuries and hates treadmills.
I’m still trying to come up with the best plan for easing into running so I’m not risking injury, but still working back up to 10k and half marathon shape.
I’m also selling Keep Collective jewelry. I started January 8th and they gave me a “quick start” goal in the first 21 days. I didn’t imagine I’d come close, so I’d aimed for the goal to just qualify for 3 straight months to get a deal on stuff for myself. I’m hanging out at just under $33 to their goal with 2 days left. I can’t help but be excited about it. I had my first party last weekend and the weather was a bummer, but a friend showed up with her daughter. Along with my friend who convinced me to open my business, I actually had a good time. Family and friends went to my website and bought stuff, too! If you’re interested, you can look up @KeepWithJennDesi on Facebook. I’m pretty proud of myself.
I’m hoping that this week is filled with more running and less snot. I guess even if that means a few runs on a treadmill or indoor track.
I’m really not looking forward to the end of the week. I’m not ready to talk about that yet.
Does the weather or your health affect your running? When it does, do you get impatient? How do you make the treadmill fun?