About three and half weeks ago, I wrote a post about needing a change of pace when it came to how I approached my fitness. After years of focusing solely on running marathons, I decided to diversify my training to include more cross training; things like lifting weights and yoga. I called off the two marathons I was scheduled to run in October in an effort to begin this change right away. I decided to make this change in an effort to rekindle my passion for running, to become a more well rounded athlete, and most importantly to spend more time with my two year old girl.
For the first week or so, I felt like a huge burden had been lifted because I no longer had to worry about how many miles I ran each day. If I felt like running, I ran. If I felt like going to lunch with my co-workers, I went and went without feeling guilty that I was skipping out on running miles that would help me prepare for my October marathons. Then the Facebook posts started.