So what am I doing in the meantime? Well, even though most of you know me as a runner, I've had multiple personalities (as it relates to fitness) for many years. I've shifted gears back to weight lifting. I'm actually enjoying it. As is both my strength and occasional downfall, I've thrown myself into it quite seriously (see photo below of me during Ragnar last July, compared with me now).
|Dang, was I THAT scrawny?!|
Don't be sad, fellow runners. I'm not done as a runner just yet. I've done this before. Gotten injured from running, backed off, switched my focus to strength training, got the hankering to run again, started over. It may not be the best approach to running, but with my injury history, it gives me a chance to work on something else I enjoy while not dwelling on something I can't do at the time.
Why not hit the bike or pool more? To be completely honest, my heart's just not into it. I'll do both to some degree, but as recreation rather than serious training. I have a love for the simplicity of running that I can't seem to replicate on the bike nor in the pool.
Of course, everything I've just said is subject to change. But these are my current feelings. Yes, I'm one fickle dude.
So, for now, I'm just a 'muscle-head.' I still hope to run a couple of 5k's with my daughter this year. It'll just be with a quirky heel, minimal training, and 25 additional lbs. on my frame!