This week I've taken to running again. My heel is feeling pretty good and isn't all inflamed, so I thought I'd get back on the proverbial horse. Yesterday I ran for 2.5 miles and even tried to brave the nasty hill. As I kept running and running towards the hill I was considering running up it and here was my thought process:
Me: I'm almost at the hill. If I run up the hill and keep going I will have run an entire 3 miles. Wow, can I do it? Should I do it? I dunno, I'm feeling tired and a bit worn out, but, maybe.....
Suddenly H. says: Are you going to run up the hill?
Me: You never should have asked me that.
H.: Sorry.....um.....you're not going to run up that hill are you? I mean, there's no way you'll make it. It's too hard.
Me: Now you're getting the picture.
So I trod up the hill, all the while my dear husband is saying: Just one step at a time, don't look up, just one step at a time.
I made it one-third of the way up the hill. Semi-pathetic, but still a semi-victory for me. When I got home, I was fighting back tears again....shocking.
Then last night I go visiting teaching to some of the best ladies, EVER! And we end up having a conversation about how we're supposed to cross train, how doing the same thing every day is hard on your body...etc....
I woke up this morning and just wasn't feeling the running love, but I often don't feel it and do it anyway. But today I mention my cross training conversation with H. and he says something like "I told you so," and I'm taken aback.
Me: What ever do you mean?
H.: I told you that you should do something different every other day to allow your body to recover. Did you know that walking is considered cross training when you're running?
Me: Well that's all I needed to hear. I'm cross training, not being lazy, right?
I was loving my cross training today. Thanks to all my loved ones who assured me that I was not being lazy, but rather thinking like an athlete! Maybe I have more athlete in me than I realized!