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How I’m Staying Active During My Running Break

A couple of weeks ago I announced on my blog that I’d be taking a break from running to let my shin splints and right calf heal.

For most people this would be an easy (and probably very welcomed) break but for me it was actually terrifying.

I don’t just run to stay in shape…I run for my sanity – It’s how I de-stress after a long day, it’s when I do my best thinking for my blog/work and it gives me a sense of accomplishment nothing else gives me. So without running WTF am I supposed to do?

Well, considering my body gave me no other choice but to stop running I’ve had to find ways to stay active (and sane) that don’t involve putting a ton of stress on my muscles/ joints. 

Thankfully, I’ve found a few types of workouts (discussed below) that have really helped get me through this running break. I’ve actually really enjoyed slowing down and cutting back on my super intense workouts. I feel like my body is way less puffy, I have more control over food cravings and I see more muscle definition that ever before. It’s been incredibly eye opening to realize SH*T maybe I was really over training and doing more harm than good for my body.

Lesson learned, sometimes less is more.

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What’s In My Running Bag

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Balancing working full time and training for a half marathon can be challenging. 

Do you run before work? After work? What if you get stuck on a project and have to skip a run? 

Ughhhhh…

I am not a morning person AT ALL so unfortunately most of my running has to be done after work. With that comes the added morning stress of packing to be sure to have I have clothes, fuel, sunscreen, body glide, a hat…etc. 

Over the past few months I can’t tell you all how many times I forgot my Clif Shot Bloks or Body Glide and debated skipping my run. I never actually skip my runs BUT they’re certainly just a little less enjoyable when I’m missing one of my running essentials.

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