11 hours ago
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Slow down those thoughts
Are you sick of hearing me talk about biking yet? I had another completely awesome bike ride tonight. I went to my PT appt. and as soon as it was over headed to the bike path. It was cloudy, windy and looked like it could rain any second. It never did rain but it was very windy the whole time and I LOVED IT! There is something about the lake when it is stormy. You hear it more, the waves are beautiful and it just gives me a satisfied feeling to be a part of it. I pushed myself to ride a fast ride and managed to ride 7 minutes faster than last week even with the wind. I caught myself grinning several times with pure joy. Finding the time to do something you thoroughly enjoy after a stressful day at work makes all the difference! I came home feeling great rather than tired, grumpy and stressed.
Before I left my PT appt. she told me to bring my running shoes next time as she is going to have me try running on the treadmill. Within the next 60 seconds an amazing assortment of questions and thoughts ran through my head, some completely insane,others not so much:
I can get my September race in this Sunday. (no re injury possibilities with this one)
Maybe I can run in that marathon next weekend. (see above)
Maybe I can go for a run this weekend. (a real possibility)
How will I fit my bike rides in? (This was a very serious thought. Who would have guessed a month ago I would even care?)
Well I could run and then bike after. (again a possibility)
Maybe I can do that half marathon in November. (not sure about the reality of this one)
What if it is too soon? I don't want to go backwards. (a real fear)
"Okay, take a deep breath and remember..... she only said I was going to try running. Need to slow down these thoughts and wait and see what happens."