Hey, it happens to all of us…sickness, job stress, raising a family and having babies etc. Life just happens and for whatever reason we fall off the run wagon! Here are just a few ways to easily get back into the run game after taking some time off.
1. Always taking small baby steps will make a huge difference. I think as runners we have a tendency to go all in after taking time off and really go overboard. Remember to always ease back into any fitness regimen and let your body adjust.
2. Schedule an easy/conversational run with a good friend. Running with someone you actually enjoy running with makes all the difference and you will spend so much time chatting away the miles fly by fast.
3. Run without the data/GPS watch/etc. You do not always have to be a slave to the numbers. Hey, I will call myself out on this. I am guilty of getting caught up in weekly mileage, pace, etc. If you are on social media is hard not to. But especially if you are coming back from an injury or some sort of stressful situation, pace and distance really do not matter. Frankly nobody cares about that stuff more than you. Just go and run for the sake of running. Run because you love it. Feel the wind in your face and your feet hitting the ground. Get back to the simple joy of moving your body and concern yourself with everything else later.
4. Just RUN! Sometimes not thinking so much about it and just going out and doing it is all you need.
Have you taken a run hiatus? How did you ease yourself back into it?