The other day, I was on Nicole’s blog and saw that she loved Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons. I decided to add it to my Kindle Fire and check it out.
So I ran for the first time in five months Friday morning.
Not far. Not fast. But I ran.
I’m planning on running the Virginia Beach Rock n Roll half Marathon in September, so this is a start.
Why did I stop running?
After my half marathons, my hip and knee were in a great deal of pain. I slacked severely on strength training and yoga slash stretching when I was training, which was my downfall in both races. I could have done much better and continued to be able to run pain-free if I had followed my training plan strictly.
So, I did yoga. I got addicted. I began learning to teach yoga. It helped with both my body strength and my mental strength.
I missed running though, and Kara’s book made me feel excited to run again. I’m only slightly into it, but it’s a very inspiring read so far with awesome running tips!
What inspires you to run after a hiatus?