I hope you all had a FABULOUS holiday weekend! I know some of you had a nice long weekend off to spend with family and friends, and there are some of you that were just like me and spent part of the holiday weekend working. Regardless, I hope you all had a time to relax, recharge and reset yourself for the coming week.
Speaking of reset, I am in the process of resetting my thinking and getting back on track of training.
Which leads me to todays Momentum Monday quote:
I've been chronicaling my struggle with getting back into the swing of training since my completion of the Rock and Roll Half Marathon last month. I'm noticing that I'm more sluggish than before and I just don't have the energy I used to have when I was running more frequently. Not to mention my clothes aren't fitting like they used to.
I've had little panic attacks thinking about how much stamina and endurance I've lost from my hiatus and whether I will get it back. I think about how long it will take me to get back to where I was and beating myself up over stopping running in the first place.
Then last night I had a dream, that felt so real and was so vivid I swore it had actually happened. I dreamt of running. The simple cadence of my legs moving, the sound of my feet on the ground, and my breath easily flowing in and out of my lungs. Those were the only sounds, otherwise it was quiet, still, peaceful. I felt so serene while running, it felt like all the worries I'd had previously about getting out and running had washed away. The world around me was a blur of colors and it was just me and the road.
I woke up with a smile on my face and my heart at ease. It reminded me that I don't need to worry about where I had been before in my training or how far I had ran during my last run, I just need to run. Get back into sync with my body and mind and let them take over. Enjoy my time on the road or wherever I'm running and just let go, everything will work itself out.