It's no secret that since finishing a 10km last December, I've struggled to get out for a run. Am I lacking will power? Has my routine been disrupted after moving in with my boyfriend? Do I need more weight-training to rebuild muscle mass? Restorative yoga to ease my joints? Or, is the systemic treatment I endured to put cancer into remission still taking its toll on my body?
|One of many bike rides.|
- I ran a 10km.
- I biked to and from work minimum 4 times/week for 7 months.
- I worked out with a personal trainer and regained much of my muscle mass (especially in my glutes).
- I started going to yoga regularly.
- Despite how hard getting out for a run is, I've been doing it for the past month twice a week. Sometimes in the mornings (!).
Wait a minute... Is this the same girl who was just lamenting about how defeated she is by her lack of will power?!
Even though this blog is a record of goals achieved, there is no outcome without process. Thankfully, the post-cancer me of eighteen months past took this into consideration, allowing me to narrowly escape disappointment. I still have will power, routines, and a strong body. Cancer didn't take that way from me. And one day, those things will make training and completing a half-marathon a piece of cake.