For the vantage point of the dreaded injury couch, I've been taking stock of my running journey and mulling over the differences running and, of course, this wonderful forum have made to my life in a few short months. Apart from the really positive aspects of being fitter and stronger; having a better self-image; having all you lovely cyber chums to chat to; and being able to run what were previously unimaginable distances, I've also looked at the inevitable negatIves. So what, apart from my knees, has suffered as a result of taking up running?
Well, for a start, my conversation skills: I seem to be unable to hold a conversation that doesn't revolve around running. Secondly, my baking: I've stopped almost all baking apart from bread (much to the family's irritation). Thirdly, my shoe addition: I've stopped drooling over expensive heels in favour of fantasising about running shoes. And finally, and most sadly, my violin playing. I've almost stopped playing my lovely violin, which is a huge shame because, although I'm not very good - in fact some might say terrible- I do love it.
So what have you stopped doing because you've started running? As for me, I'm using my enforced break on the IC to rekindle an old love. Happy running folks x