The Return of the Running Bug…

So it’s been a while since I last posted and a lot has happened in that time…

The bad news – I hated the Body Blitz class I took at Gonzaga.  The cardio-pump style classes are not for me – aside from the fact they are more designed to lose weight, which is not my goal.

The good news – I loved the yoga class at Gonzaga. The class was led by Haley, who works out at Mellow Monkey Yoga in Spokane Valley.  I haven’t made it out there for any additional classes, but I am thinking about it.

I was swamped at work!  We had some changes in my office and I was thrown into the deep end at the worst time possible. Everything worked out just fine, but it was a crazy Spring.

I went to Vegas and Florida for a Bachelor Party/Wedding.

And this all leads me back to my post heading.  With all of these craziness in my life, I wasn’t able to continue with my morning runs. Add in the fact that I was not selected for the ING New York City Marathon and my running motor was on empty.  I know that I do still want to do another half-marathon and eventually a full, so I’ve slowly got back into it with some short, inconsistent running.  I went for a run on the Florida beach and for 2 of the last 3 weeks I have done the Flying Irish runs on Thursdays.  The Flying Irish is a running club in Spokane that runs a 3-3.5 mile run every Thursday evening.  It’s now hosted at a hotel and they have drink and dinner specials afterwards.  Its an awesome summer group to be a part of.

All of that is great and all, but what really got my back into it was being at the finish line for the Spokane Windermere Marathon this past weekend.  One of my friends was doing the race, along with his family, so after meeting his sister and brother-in-law for breakfast, we went down to the finish and watched the family finish their half-marathons.  Seeing those people cross that line and know that just 7 months ago that was me got me back in the mind-frame that I want to continue to do these races and get back into it.

So here I am, back claiming that I want to do another race without a race on my calendar to work for. I think that is an issue, but I am not sure when my next challenge will come up.  For now I will just get back into my running regimen and know that I am working for something greater.

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2 Comments to “The Return of the Running Bug…”

  1. Yahhoooo…happy running!

  2. Thanks for checking out my site Brittany! If you are interest in running a healthy lifestyle, check out my friend caitlin @ caitlineliveswell.com. I’ve got some good TV articles coming tomorrow too!

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