Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I'm back at it!

Back to the Blog.

Some of you may have remembered me posting a few weeks ago that I was attending training for work for several weeks. During this time I was a little inactive on commenting on blogs so I apologize. It is times like this that I am grateful for my sister to keep up with the blog posts and comments. I won’t go into detail where I was, but I will say it was pretty intense and I was basically working 8-6 every day. Needless to say my workout regimen was on a little hiatus during this time.

I would try to get up every day at 5:30am to head to the gym. The first couple days were rough getting up this early, but then it got better. Since my schedule was so busy, it was a good feeling getting it out of the way early. I can’t imagine getting up like this daily that  (like some of you do).

This was my view so I guess it wasn't all that bad.

Though it was warm enough where I was to run outside at this time, not being familiar with the area, I was scared to go outside the perimeter of the hotel. I would get at least a half hour in almost every morning. Some times in the evening if we would happen to get done before 6 I would run a route around the hotel. I don’t think I lifted up a weight in over 3 weeks.  Going from running outside almost an hour every day, teaching body pump, and spin class, to barely doing anything but sitting in a classroom watching power point presentations non-stop, I was going a little stir crazy towards the end.


Finally it was all over. I was so excited to come home to see my family and sleep in my own bed. All I wanted to do when I came home was to get a good workout in. Of course the next day it was raining all day, so no outside run for me. I didn’t go to the gym but I did my own body pump workout because I have all the equipment in my basement. The following day I was itching to go for a run. I downloaded some podcasts I wanted to catch up on and wanted to get out the door while it wasn’t raining. It was so humid and felt like it was going to rain again, so I put my hat on just in case and hoped for the best.


I thought this run was going to be a little rough after so long of not doing my routine running that I was used to, but it was completely opposite. It felt so good to just get out there and run my usually route. I wasn’t even worried about my pace, but it ended up that I was keeping up with my usual pace. I felt like I had lost so much fitness ability after taking a break for so long, but I think it was just all in my head. I really wanted to get a full hour in since I haven’t in weeks (which would be about 7 miles for me) but it started to rain so I thought I better head back before it gets worse. Luckily I had my hat on so it wasn’t too bad. Actually it was kind of nice, because it was so humid so the rain didn’t even bother me. Usually it would have because I hate running in the rain, but since I haven’t had a good run in for so long, I just embraced it and thought to myself I am just happy I am able to be out running regardless the conditions. I finished with 5.5 miles before it really started to come down hard. Afterwards I did body pump again and felt like I was beginning to get back into the swing of things.

Have you ever taken a hiatus from your usual workouts? How long? -L

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29 comments:

  1. That is a pretty view - bummer that you were staring at Power Point presentations all day and couldn't enjoy it...

    If it's humid when I run, I'd much rather it rain to cool me off.

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    1. Can you believe I never once enjoyed that pool either, too busy with work!

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  2. I've taken breaks from running because I felt burnt out. It came to a point that I hated running. I did feel much better afterwards and looked forward to my runs.

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    1. I wasn't really on a break from running, my schedule just didn't allow me to workout/run the way I normally am used to.

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    2. Oh boy! I think I misunderstood your question. Haha. That’s what happens when reading posts late at night (as least for me). 😜🤦🏻‍♀️

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  3. That will be me next week--I've been injured (from my bike crash) and have scaled back dramatically on running. I haven't gone to CrossFit or done much yoga either. This week I'm working extra, which in a way is giving me more time to finally heal up and rest. I'm looking forward to getting back at it next week!

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    1. I was really looking forward to getting back at it after taking that break. You don't realize how much you miss it until you've taken that much time off.

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  4. Welcome back! Glad the return to running went well for you. I typically don't care for rainy runs but when it's humid like that they feel great!

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  5. Looks like you had a great return back to running!

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  6. Work travel (and travel in general) always messes with my schedule! I do love running in places I don't normally run, though, so I try to get out at least a few times. I was recently in Southern California for work and I loved running those hills! But the days of sitting through PPT presentations are exhausting. I can't imagine 3 weeks of it. I was toast after 3 days! Welcome back!

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    1. Thanks! There wasn't too many great places to run. I didn't want to venture away from the hotel too much, afraid I would get lost.

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  7. Welcome back! Glad your training is over. Sometimes I find the first run back after a little hiatus (short-not long one) feels really fresh and easy! Sometimes the second run is harder though. :-)

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    1. Yeah I agree. The next day I went for one and it wasn't as easy.

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  8. Welcome back, and welcome home! Travel, whether for work or for personal reasons, always affects my workouts. Its so hard to keep up with your normal routine when you're not at home.

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    1. Yes it is. I am looking forward to get back into my routine.

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  9. It's been so hot lately (ugh, why did we have to skip spring entirely?) that I'm not against running in the rain, just for a bit of relief from the heat. Welcome back!

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  10. It is certainly hard to sit still all day when you re not used to it. Glad you got a few runs in!Welcome back

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    1. I am glad I won't have to be sitting for that long for a very long time.

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  11. Welcome back! Of course I am super curious as to what your new venture is...but hey, I'm nosy like that. I can take a short break from running and feel terrible when I go back to it, or I can take a short break and feel like an elite runner when I go back to it. Running and my body makes no sense, LOL - but I'm glad your first run back was such a good one!

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    1. It feels good to be back. Looking forward to some more great runs.

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  12. Welcome home! I would have happily traded a run for some swims in that pool. :)

    Usually the only time I take that long a break is if I'm sick. Sometimes I do find I run much better when I'm rested -- and other times I seem to lose some fitness. Keeps you guessing!

    It's too bad the weather didn't cooperate for that first run -- although I don't usually mind warm rain; cold rain sucks. Even for warm rain I usually have to psych myself up for it, though.

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    1. Luckily it was a warm rain since it was so humid out.

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  13. I hate sitting around all day! As a teacher, that only happens on professional development days, and while sometimes it's nice to sit and not sing/talk all day, it does get boring after awhile. Glad you are home and back in your routine! Did you ever figure out the watch situation?

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    1. Still cannot wear my Garmin, but I am thinking of buying a dressier watch that is a smart watch.

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  14. I can imagine about being stir crazy! Sounds like anyone who runs and workouts regularly would be in those conditions. That view though! :)

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  15. Welcome back! I would be stir crazy, too!

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