Well I was in a great place at the end of September, I finally hit 10 miles and was working out a lot and feeling good.
Things went downhill. Quickly.
For the past three weeks I had literally NO motivation to work out or run at all. Old Danica would have told herself, this is unacceptable, push through, wake up, get every mile in you need to. Keep pushing yourself. New Danica says, take a break. Listen to your body. Try to sleep when you can because 2 crazy little minions depend on you and if you’re too tired everything else just seems to fall apart.
So that’s exactly what I did. Took a break, recharged and didn’t push myself to run when I didn’t feel like it. I kept things going here and everyone survived. At the beginning of the month we went on a little trip as a family which was really good but on the last night I slept wrong on my arm and had terrible pain in my back. I could barely turn my head or shoulder and picking up the girls was so tough. I kept thinking that it would improve but it wasn’t and I finally started going back to the chiropractor. It helped me feel much better over the last two weeks, but that also was another reason running wasn’t happening. The month flew by with a lot going on and now I’m finally feeling ready to start back up again. So perhaps November we will get back into a schedule that includes running.
I’m so thankful I didn’t have a race on my calendar because there is nothing more stressful than having to train for something when you don’t have the motivation.