Hey all! If you see the title you already know "every day is different". A quick breaking news for you... I am a women and with that comes monthly cycles (and I am not talking about a bike!) My stamina, endurance, and drive are ALWAYS affected by my cycle. I know when I start having the "do I really want to run today" feeling it is usually a day or two before my cycle starts. I have to force myself to run and almost always feel better afterwards. With that also comes lovely hormones- like today- my belly was topsy turny, and I just wasn't feeling it. So what did I do..... I decided to walk. I went into my treadmill time with no expectations except to move. I did my usual set up with my iPad opened to Netflix and just walked. After about a mile I jogged for a little while and when it started feeling off I walked again. I didn't break any speed records but I was moving and that works for me!
Like in my first blog post I know that this running journey will have its ups and downs. I know that every run will not be a PR, not every run will give me that "Runners high" that I crave, BUT every run will make me a better person. Every time I am moving and not being a lazy slug (haha like I previously was) will put me one step closer to my goal.
And what is that goal?
To continue to better myself, to continue to move, to be an example for my children, to inspire and motivate others.
I don't have a goal weight other than to get to a healthier weight- if I try to focus on a number I know I would end up obsessing and failing and getting frustrated if the numbers didn't move.
I want this journey to continue to be a positive one, I want to continue to want to run, I don't want to lose that excitement and giddiness before a run.... and that runners high, man nothing compares to that!
So tell me how do you deal with your cycle? Any tips and tricks?
Please leave a comment, I would love to chat!
What changed for you that made you decide to run?