Danielle Keeler

think about it.

Oh, how dearly I miss being fit.

with 2 comments

Sigh.  I don’t believe I’ve posted this before, but I should probably explain–I recently dealt with a case of severe tendonitis in my left knee.  I wasn’t supposed to run for a certain period of time, but of course, I was stupid and didn’t listen.  Guess what?  Take that severe case and multiply it by 10000000000, and you have what I got next.

Now, I am finally completely recovered, and have been cleared to run again.  The problem?  It’s cold, I’m busy, and I have gotten pathetically out of shape.  I have completely lost my motivation to get out and run after school like I used to do at least three times a week.  With work two days a week and a minimum three hours of homework five days a week, I am unable to find the energy to make myself run.  Plus, if I did run, it would have to be after dark, which doesn’t really appeal to me.  I’ve heard too many stories of girls getting abducted that way (Thank you, Criminal Minds).

But I oh, so dearly miss being in shape.  I miss my abs and shaving over calf muscle.  I miss being able to climb the three flights of stairs at school without being winded.  I miss feeling like a boss as I powered down the sidewalk, even though I know I’m not exactly attractive when I run (Pale skin = tomato face the instant I participate in any form of physical activity).  I miss being able to pull myself up onto the high tree branch to get to the top.  I miss being fit.

I want so badly to get back into it, but I simply have not been able to find the motivation or the time.  Gyms bore me–running in one spot defeats the purpose.  Zero-impact machines don’t build the muscle I miss so dearly.  I just want so badly to be back to the old, athletic me that I was, the one who fearlessly challenged her guy friends to run with her, knowing she could keep up.  The one who cherished the tired, warm feeling of her muscles after a run, not hated the burning she got climbing a set of stairs.

So I have settled for sitting and longing after that feeling, and since I currently cannot do anything (it’s dark, cold, and my neighborhood isn’t exactly the safest place to be alone at night), I shall have to be satisfied with complaining to my dear followers–all seven of them, who are undoubtedly the best bloggers on WordPress ;)

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Written by Danielle Keeler

October 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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  1. I’m there too! I don’t have near the same problems with the knees, but I do have weak knees that swell over any bit of exercise. I finally bought a pair of balanced shoes and decided to heck with it, I’m going to run anyway. I think the health problems I have (and WILL have) from not exercising outweigh the discomfort of my knees as they adjust to running. Again, nowhere near the problems you’ve had! I also am afraid of being abducted…it seems so silly but you see so much crap on the news it makes you question everything! Let me know how you overcome that, because I’ll undoubtedly be running in the dark sometime in the near future too…

    lovetwentysomething

    October 31, 2011 at 11:19 pm

  2. You’ll get back in (better) shape, don’t worry.
    Good luck on that :)

    Snigdha

    November 1, 2011 at 11:27 am


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