Up the Hill | Runner Problems


Back at it

I’ve been running again consecutively after having 3 weeks off at the end of 2017 and the beginning of the year. (Which is also why you haven’t seen a running post lately). With traveling for family events and my miscarriage, running just didn’t happen. I probably should have gotten out there and just went for it. I’m sure it would have made me feel a little better both physically and emotionally. Yet, I let the cold temperatures during my out of state travel (they hovered around 10 or below), the ice in Portland (which cleared up after a day and I would have ran if I hadn’t sent my shoes back home with the husband), and then pure laziness for a week. I literally spent the week on the couch doing nothing. I just had no energy or motivation to do anything. The little man was playing with all his Christmas toys, so I had some good couch time to myself. This is funny, because I really don’t like being on the couch. It just makes me lazy and I have a hard time snapping out of that funk.

It is funny how something that can give you energy is hard to get out and do because of the lack of energy sometimes. Life is funny that way.¬†Well, I’m back at it, but I have only been running 3 days a week. I started with easy three milers and have moved on to not so hard four milers. Ha. I’ve been craving more, yet I am still finding myself only going 3 days a week. I’ve been lazy. I just haven’t had the motivation to get out there more. I blame it on not having a training plan. I just don’t do well when I don’t have anything to train for. I’ve tried this just run method several times, but every time I fail. It just doesn’t work for me.

Always – Up a hill

Everywhere I go in town, I have to run up a hill. Unless I drive to the river, but I’m going to admit it I’ve been lazy. Really the big issues lies with pushing a 30 plus pound kiddo up a hill. I am just tired. It exhausts me. I know I’ll have to go up a hill when I get out there, so I just choose not to go. I’m trying to convince myself that it is strength training and good for me. Because it is! Yet, I still hear myself complaining inside my head. At least I am out there. At least I can still find the time to run even if it is while pushing the kiddo up the hill. These are things I am trying to get over.

I’ve been wanting to hunker down and focus on a really good training plan, but how will I ever get in a tempo run with a stroller? How can I do my sprints with a stroller? I haven’t figured out how to put it all together. The hubby is up early for work, so that doesn’t really fly unless I get myself up before 4. To tell you the truth, in the days of work I would have. Yet, being home with my little man has made me slightly lazy. I think it is that deep down inside I know that I could run in the light. I know that it could be warmer out if I just waited. I know that I can get more sleep! Yet, if I woke up early, I’d have more time to focus on the kiddo, house projects, my photography business and so much more. My running would be out of the way for the day. I’d be ready to conquer the world. Ha.

Tell Me Tell Me

What do you struggle with? What is in your way for making it out on that run or going to get that workout on? Also, I’m always on the lookout for running buddies. Let me know! Want to get up early early? I’d totally commit. I really would.


Posted by Jess

I am a Christ follower, wife to the most amazing guy, and a full time mommy which I wouldn't trade for the world. I am a lover of photography and a wannabe world traveler. Sometimes I find myself in the kitchen cooking up a new recipe. I love sharing my adventures old and new with anyone that will listen.