I mentioned in my previous post I was taking a hiatus from running. I thought about writing about running during that time but it would have entailed of me whining, which my husband already heard enough of. It was all really pathetic when it came down to it - I took two whole honkin' weeks off and bounced off the walls at night from insomnia, suffered a minor identity crisis, and over-researched therapeutic exercises for plantar fasciitis.
I could feel the stress of myself not running affecting my foot so I somehow was able to bring myself to Buddha status and enjoy the serenity of not exercising temporarily. It took all my patience in the world to start up at low mileage. I'm finally climbing and am back running the hills again, feeling like a normal human being. We're lucky to be watching an active pup at the moment who is a great trail companion.
I missed an amazing stretch of weather in Seattle while I was laying low. I'm crossing my fingers for an equally amazing September and have made trail running plans for practically every day off and every late morning. I love the image below by Run Pretty Far. I'm ready to grab what's left of summer by the horns and get to as many beautiful trails as possible that are only accessible this time of year.
I am an outdoor and travel junkie who is currently completing my doctorate in occupational therapy overseas in rural Fiji. On Sweet World Travels you will find stories of my life with my husband, the communities we serve, and the many adventures we take.