Life has been a little hectic lately, so I haven't been able to stick to my usual workout/running routine, and it's driving me crazy! Just a few more days of recovery before I can ease myself back into running after a couple weeks off. I've been suffering with some severe asthma issues and I'm finally almost done with the prednisone (Ugh!) and I can take my time getting myself back to where I was. Like many diseases, asthma wears you out. I have a pretty rough history, but I've come such a far way from where I was. This flare-up brought back some not-so-fun memories from when I was a kid and the countless hours doing breathing treatments and anxiousness that came as a side-effect with the medication, but at the end of the day, I was so thankful. I have accomplished things that I never thought I would, and here I am today, anxiously waiting until I can put my running shoes back on.
As I was laying in bed until 5pm last Thursday afternoon, and after sleeping pretty much the entire day (which drove me crazy because I never do that and it made me feel so unproductive, although I clearly needed the rest), I had to remind myself not to get frustrated because I wasn't getting my miles in. Hitting the pavement in the brutal heat of summer when I couldn't breathe, was probably not going to help me get any better... This is why it's so important to listen to your body. I took the weekend to watch some movies, sleep, and just rest! It's amazing what our bodies are capable of, but that doesn't mean we can just go and go and go...
This minor setback is giving me more motivation to achieve my time goals for the 3 half marathons I'm running this fall. It's going to take me a little time to get back to where I was with my time, but I know it's not impossible, and I know I'll have to push myself a little harder, but I know how amazing it will feel when I cross that finish line!
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