Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Getting the itch again

No, I'm not referring to any fungus-induced itch to which athletes may be prone.  Thank goodness!  It's a different itch that I know athletes like me often experience during lulls in activity...between training plans...

The itch to move.

I have not been sedentary this summer.  I have played kickball on two leagues.  Now I'm starting a season of dodge ball and broomball.  The hubby and I have gone on a few short runs, and I've been walking a lot on my lunch hours.

But between a recent head cold, a busy activity schedule, and the unusually hot weather we've been having in Michigan, I have not be biking or running as much as I would like.  When I remain in that state for too long, I start to get the itch.  The nagging desire to use my muscles, get my heart rate up, and make my lungs work.

I feel antsy.  I want to take an hour off work just to go for a run, even though that's not possible.  I spent 45 minutes this morning researching new races coming up this fall and discovered that a new running store opened in town this year.

I want to get moving.

On the bright side, I know that will be happening in the near future.  In August, I will be doing the Color Run and the Grand Rapids Mud Run.  In September, I'll be doing the Warrior Dash in GR. And now I'm thinking about adding a Zombie Dash in October and a winter trail half at Yankee Springs to my goals - something to get me out in the woods this fall.  Yeah!

So, I hope to see you all out there again soon.  I've got an itch to scratch, and the only cure is more fitness!

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