Running, er, getting back to Running

So I’ve been working at my new job for a little over 3 months now. One of the biggest changes is that I’m actually enjoying running again. I have to be honest, it was hard at my previous job because there was no end to the running talk. The participant emails, the constant talk of running, working a lot of events on the weekend… I just really wasn’t taking time for myself or putting my priorities first and I couldn’t find the time with the hours I was working.

 

I loved my job, but it was a lot of work. And, to be completely honest here for a second, I think it broke my running spirit a little bit. I think I was constantly overwhelmed with not enough time to run and my whole life being consumed by running. If you couldn’t tell, I didn’t run or train much in the past year. Running had always been an outlet for me. To run was to get away from everything else. After a while at my old position, running was ALL I thought about… but I couldn’t do it because it wasn’t an escape anymore.

 

Since I started my new job, I’ve run quite a few times and also have been mixing it up with multiple other exercises. Now running is an outlet again, and a place where I can ‘go’ to sort out my thoughts and think, and NOT think about work the entire time.

 

I’m pretty thankful that I found out what was hindering my running, because now I feel like my future of running is bright and I’m turning over a new leaf. I am looking forward to training for races again, and having weekends free has really helped my running mojo. I’m glad to have it back :)

 

The other night, after I got home from work, it was already dark out, but I put on my running shoes and went for a run. It was like breathing a sigh of relief after a long day. I’m so glad that my running lately has been a place to sort my thoughts and relax, instead of feel overwhelmed because it was so connected with my everyday work. I’ve gone of two runs this week already and every time when I get home, I think to myself, wow. I’m so glad I did that.

 

I think I will start off with a shorter race to get back into the swing of things and start from there. I’m looking forward to getting back to some races and back into enjoying running.

xoxo

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6 Responses to Running, er, getting back to Running

  1. Brielle says:

    I’m glad you found out what was ruining it for you and we’re able to fix it!! I totally understand and relate to that. I am also interested about your new job- I’ve seen you in some of the Tone it Up stuff!

  2. Sachie says:

    Yey for running! Glad you are on your track to finding your mojo again. Looking forward to reading more updates of your running. Keep up the great work. I’m a definite fan!

  3. Ara says:

    So glad you’ve been able to find your running mojo again.

  4. Missy says:

    This is great! I’m so glad to hear you are finding your way back to running!

  5. Glad you’ve been able to get back to enjoying running! Such a stress reliever.

  6. Christine says:

    That is super exciting! I’m so glad your running is back and you are happy again! Work definitely can wear on people.

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