Running boredom

running helen

No, I’m not bored with running. I’m bored with not running.


running helen
Thanks to Sophie from for this awesome photo!


I’ve talked many times before about falling in and out of love of running. Typically, now I have a break forced on me, I’ve got itchy feet, the grass is greener and I want to run.

I think it’s going to be another 4 weeks or so before I am allowed to get back out there again, which is less than ideal with Beachy Head in October. I’ve also had to completely rethink my goal race, Spitfire Scramble, which is just a week away now. I’m still looking forward to it, but walking a lap isn’t what I had planned.

I’m not allowed to yoga either. In fact, there’s not much I can do and even walking is wiping me out at the moment. So I’m sitting about, feeling sorry for myself. Julie’s summer challenge, “Core Blimey It’s Hot” which I’m working on with Sophie starts soon and I’m hoping that I will be able to join in with bits and pieces, but not gonna lie, I’m mindful of the pain from my rib.


core blimey


So what to do when you’re on the injury/illness bench? I’m stressing about losing all my fitness, I’m bored and tetchy about not being able to do much. I’m recovering from pneumonia and a busted rib. What can I do to keep some level of fitness?

Answers on a postcard please…or a comment below!

3 thoughts on “Running boredom

  1. urgh, I feel your pain :( I’m off running at the moment with a shin injury and it’s so frustrating – I never thought I’d actually miss it! Also really missing long walks/hikes. Luckily I am still allowed to swim, cycle, etc as long as it doesn’t hurt too much, but it’s not quite the same as just popping out the front door for a jog.

    Hope your recovery is smooth and speedy

  2. Waiting hopefully for results of an X-ray of my damaged patellar ligament – I haven’t run OR done high impact ANYTHING since January and I REALLY MISS IT. Can’t bear listening to my sister on a high from her half-marathon training runs.

    I’ve made up for this by cycling, and a watered-down level of Fitsteps, but no impact aerobics, and even a brisk walk leaves me with a tingling leg, so I just want to know now when I can resume.

    Hope you are now running at will and really enjoying. Your blog rang so many bells with me. Thanks.

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