After 10+ years of running, I’m trading in my Nike running shoes for a yoga mat.
I’m a little sad. I love running. I love what it has done for me both mentally and physically. Even though I have never been a marathon runner, I have logged quite a few miles over the years. Up until last year I ran 10k five times per week. Last year I cut back to 3 times a week and incorporated Kayla Itsines BBG workout program into my schedule. I really hit my stride with this new routine – I felt great. I was stronger, faster and healthier than I’d been in years. I was killing it!!! But then injury struck.
Yep, I’m injured. Which is the reason I’ve been MIA from this space recently. Although I don’t have to justify my absence to anyone other than myself, I do want to share why I haven’t been posting. Especially as I always envisioned Monday’s posts to be about health, fitness and general wellness.
As for the injury, I won’t bore you with the details. Suffice it to say my hip flexors have tightened up and pulled my pelvis (and ultimately my back) out of alignment.
Giving up something I love has been a difficult decision to make. Change is never easy, but it seems the years of pounding the pavement have finally taken their toll. So, I’m going listen to my body and switch up my workout routine yet again.
I’ve heard yoga has similar health benefits to running in that it’s good for the mind and body. I think it’s a good time for me to find out if this is true!
Watch this space for updates. Namaste!