Sadly, I spent most of my May in the pool or at the gym. I decided to give my calf a break from running, as recommended by the sports medicine doctor I saw mid-month. I miss the running, the scenery, the chirping of birds and all the stuff along the road that changes each day, but I know that the bigger picture is more important than the present.
|The Sole Photo I Took While Running in May|
I’m swimming at least twice a week and have tacked on pool running after my normal routine of swimming a mile. I continue yoga, strength training and an occasional spin class. But I prefer to be outdoors, so I take walks, enjoy the slower pace of things and still enjoy the beauty around me.
|Crossing the Michigan Avenue Bridge on a Cold, Misty Day|
13.1 miles running
6.7 miles swimming
Several hours of yoga
Finally, this month's running quotes - because even if you can't run, you can still be inspired.
Running removes us briefly from the fragmentation and depersonalization of the digital world.
– Amby Burfoot
[The main reason why I run outside]
It's all those little battles with yourself that are the most satisfying to win.
– Mirinda Carfrae
Running is a kind of truth serum. It brutally strips away everything you put on and leaves you with only yourself.
– Marc Parent
When I run, I'm just a person among people. A runner among runners. And we all experience the same challenge of get up and go - regardless of ability.
– Sally Bergesen
To go the distance and keep going after that, the only sustainable place to start is from a place of gratitude and love.
– Kristin Armstrong