We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Some of you may not be aware of this… (note sarcastic tone) but life has a way of getting in the way of running every now and then. Sometimes this happens several times in a short proximity and can wreak havoc on a season.
Already in 2012, I started the year with a calf injury (2 weeks of taking it easy), my mother had a surgery (I spent 2 weeks helping out-post surgery, with limited training time), and am dealing with the flu now – spending most of the last week sleeping 16 hours a day.
Perhaps I’m more emotional because I’m sick, or perhaps I’m hallucinating (also a possibility) but that Disney movie (Meet the Robinson’s) was right. When we are knocked down, tired, feeling beaten up and everything is telling us to stop – we just need to KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
March and April are some of the best times to race, and although I’m likely going to be unprepared for some of the events, there are still lots of events this season. I know once I get over this flu, I’ll head back out on the trails and get my cardio back up. Besides, I’ll get to have fun and do some fun, shorter events instead
There is nothing wrong with adjusting your schedule and getting back in line with your training progress… especially if you just keep moving forward.