Confessions of “a Runner?”
Loving The Run. It’s a website about running. Written by a runner. Read by other runners who also love to run. Right?!
Confession #1: I haven’t been running much lately.
Confession #2: I have been doing a lot of yoga lately.
Confession #3: I haven’t been writing much lately.
While it’s not necessary to apologize for these confessions, I do feel like I should explain.
Confession #4: Sometimes I get burned out from running.
I love to run, but there are times when it doesn’t feel right, for whatever reason: The miles aren’t giving me that glorioius ’runner’s high.’ I don’t feel like training for a race. And I’m not at all concerned about the ZERO on my Daily Mile weekly report.
Granted, I haven’t been sedentary. Instead of running, I’ve been doing a lot of yoga. And this ’forced stretching,’ as I call it, has filled my soul with great tranquility. I first wrote about giving yoga another shot back in June. Since then, I’ve delicately balanced both activities. It’s been the last three weeks, however - since I was introduced to YogaGlo – that I’ve almost exclusively pulled out my mat and block instead of my running shoes.
There are great benefits to practicing yoga. And for now, it’s where I want to be.
(Confession #5: I recently bought a sketch book. When the words don’t come – see Confession #4 - I still need a venue for creative output. So I’m giving drawing a try.)