So before I started this whole Crossfit "thing," my go-to workout was going for a 3-5 mile run. On days I felt like taking it easy, I'd jog at a reasonable pace the whole time. On days where I felt like stepping it up a bit, I'd add some sprints, hills, and other forms of punishment. But regardless of the intensity of a run, the post-workout euphoria (the "runner's high" if you will) was always the same - and is what I crave most from a workout.
While Crossfit workouts CERTAINLY have the power to bitchslap my lungs into overdrive, my post-workout mood just isn't the same as after a good run. I totally understand that Crossfit is helping me round out my physical fitness in ways I haven't experienced in many years, but still, I miss running.
Unfortunately, however, I'm finding that the days I'm away from CF, my arms/shoulders/legs/back are too smoked to run the way I want to (yes my arms - I never realized how much I use my arms running!), and/or I'm falling into this "I worked out hard yesterday, how about I just walk the dog today instead" mentality.
So, to the point of this post: I think I'm just being a big baby about all of this and need some extra motivation to get back into running. A couple of the ways I'm considering doing this are a) changing up my routine to make it interesting again and b) finding some people to run with to hold me accountable. I'm usually a late afternooner, but I'd like to see how I fare in the a.m....anyone out there interested in meeting up for some morning runs? Or, if I can't find any takers, does anyone have good advice for how to get my rear back into gear?