Thursday, April 24, 2014

The positives about not running





Since my knee injury has left me unable to run {fingers crossed it's only for now!!}, I have been struggling to stay positive about things. But, I am trying. So, here is my list of the positives about not running:
  • my pedicure doesn't chip two days later
  • less laundry because I'm not sweating through my workout clothes
  • saving money on not having to buy gels or fuel
  • don't have to shower as often. Lifting weights at home does not equal sweaty and gross hair
  • get to sleep in on the weekends!
  • I'm not quite as tired all of the time
Tell me: what are some positive things you can think of about not running?

11 comments :

  1. Gosh, good for you for finding some positive things to focus on... I SUCKED at being positive when I was not able to run. I really hope (and do believe) that you will be back to running soonish.

    You have always been so good about cross training but before my stress fracture and RA diagnosis, I was awful about it. But being away from running for 10 months forced me to find other things to do and even now I am limited on how much/how often I can run so again, it pushes me to find other ways to stay active which is ultimately for the best as I think I am more lean and toned than I was when I was just running... Also, not running high mileage means I don't have out of control hunger!

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  2. I agree with all of the above! Running makes me tired! And so much more hungry too lol. Oh and I felt like I had way more spare time when I was not running, especially on the weekends - no long runs!

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  3. Sleeping in on the weekend is HUGE! Plus, you can drink some wine/beer/whiskey with your girlfriends on a Friday night and not feel gross before your long run the next morning ;)

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  4. Agree!! Good work for looking at all the positives!

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  5. Right now I'm loving the 'extra time' I have on my hands after work! Also, I notice I am tired all the time when I'm heavy training. I love your running pic!

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  6. I never even thought to ask but has your knee injury affected going to crossfit too?

    The pedicure not chipping is definitely a positive. That happened to me two weeks ago, I was so annoyed!

    I know I've said it before but I'll keep saying it -- you should try yoga! Another low impact but awesome workout you could try that may not bother your knee is a barre class or a pilates class (holy abs and core strength!)

    Fingers and toes remain crossed that your injury is gone ASAP!

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  7. Pretty much exactly what you wrote!! I have way less laundry and have to wash my hair way less when it isn't sweaty after a run. I don't really get to sleep in though.

    I hope you find out what's wrong with your knee asap.

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  8. Yes there are some upsides to not running! Suddenly you just have so much time on your hands! Good luck with the healing process.

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  9. Leigh, I hope you are doing okay and that you are getting some relief from physio and/or ART?

    Also just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster award:
    http://www.runnerleana.com/2014/04/liebster-awardtake-two.html

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  10. Aw Leigh, I'm really sorry to hear about your injury. You were so strong and so fast in your training. Hopefully you can get in some cross-training to keep those endorphins flowing and keep your spirits high. Maybe it will be better in 5 weeks so you can do a shorter distance (?) I hope to see you Wednesday !

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  11. Hopefully you will heal quick girl!

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