Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Rambling Battles in my Head
I have wanted to get back into running for a long time. I used to run, or should I say jog 5k’s several times a week. I did this for several years. Since having my two little ones, I have not been able to run with out pain in my neck, shoulders and back. This is a pain I have had for several years, but it is getting progressively worst, even with help of a chiropractor. Kind of driving me crazy!
I started back to a chiropractor six months ago and I have seen improvement, but every time I run my neck gets all messed up, almost to the point of screaming pain. Tomorrow I have another appointment and I am tempted to go running right before just so I can get another run in, then get adjusted. But the best thing would be to find something else to challenge myself to enjoy. I have tried the elliptical, it is alright but my heart is just not there. I get bored. Even with my ipod and a magazine. I do like cycling, but not so much on a stationary bike. For what ever reason, that irritates my neck as well.
I feel at odds. I feel like when I run, I really can drop pounds. I have minimized my running the past couple months, so I wouldn’t be in such pain and the scale is much slower. I like the challenge of running. It isn’t easy for me and my heart rate gets up real quick. I like to see how far, and how fast I can go in 45 minutes. But my pain in the neck is just that, a PAIN in the neck! So, now I am on a quest to find my new favorite challenge.
Enough of the whining. Moving forward.
What really gives you an awesome burn?? Please do share.
(something that doesn’t involve running or jumping)