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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Takin' a Runbbatical


Lately I've been feeling down and out because I haven't been getting my mileage and when this running Ma doesn't get her miles logged there's a little more anxiety and contention in the home. I need my fix! There's a few main excuses...er..I mean...reason's for the lack of running.

  • 1 - It's dark and FREEZING during my usual running hours...and I'm a sissy.
  • 2 - My treadmill is in my garage since I'm living in a small "special" rental house until our new one is finished being built and in order to get to my garage I have to go through my sleeping kids room.
  • 3 - I have a hard time doing anything over 5 miles on the tread, and even that's a stretch.
  • 4 - My left knee hasn't liked me lately. Self diagnosed "Jumper's knee."

    So when I saw Marcia's post about her Runbbatical Challenge I quickly jumped on her train! Don't get me wrong, I LUV pounding out the miles but it's not happening lately and it just makes me cranky. As a part of the Runbbatical I've changed my normal training into one that doesn't have as much running. Instead I'm going to pull out the circuit training and have a rotation that includes some plyometrics, weights, and speed work on the treadmill. I was inspired to do the circuit training after attending a CrossFit session with a friend last Saturday and I'm only finally able to walk without a limp today. I think I did more squats that day than I have in the past year. It kicked my can!

    I'm looking forward to this new routine. Now that I'm not training for anything big (just a couple 5k/10k's) it'll be nice to take a break so I don't get burned out from hitting the pavement and I'll be more excited for the next running season come spring. I've got to be creative and see what kind of stations I can create in my garage for my circuit and I'm excited to see what I can do with it. I'll let you know what I come up with!

    P.S. If you're feelin' the same way as Marcia and I then join her challenge by visiting her blog at
    Running Off At the Mouth. May we be guilt free together heaven forbid another day goes by without a run!

9 comments:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

OMG your comment made me laugh out loud, thank you for that today!

I saw the runbbatical, but currently am in love with running. so i'm going to hold on to that lovin feelin as long as I can! I definitely think the times I have taken off made me a better runner

Rae said...

Ejoy the break! I love cross training!

Jenny said...

I think you should just join crossfit. It's worth every penny and tons of fun.

Andrew Opala said...

can you cheer other runners when you're on runbbatical?

Josh & Shellece + 3 said...

ah, I'm sorry I missed you at crossfit! What did you think??? Who did you go with?? It's good stuff!

Teamarcia said...

Viva la RUNBBATICAL!!

Black Knight said...

Less running now to run more in the next future. I love the cross training too, it is part of my routine.

Johann said...

I hope this works for you. Take it easy with that speedwork on the treadmill. Don’t get injured during your break now, that will suck big time!

chris mcpeake said...

I would take a runbbatical but it would definitely cut into my running ..lol