I know I still have quite a ways to go before I retire from working. However, I was thinking this morning that I might retire from running. I thoroughly enjoyed the Mogathon, and I have enjoyed training and running the events that I did last summer as well. I went for a run this morning and my knee/IT band is bothering me again. I think that I would rather not have ongoing pain, so for now I am going to give running a rest. I will probably go occasionally. I don't want to entirely lose the endurance I have gained, but it wasn't too difficult to pick it up again this spring after taking last winter off.
Now comes the hard part. I don't know what to do for exercise. Honestly, in the last number of months, running has been my sole form of exercise. I did do a tiny bit of weight training, and occasional ab exercises when I was going to the Field House regularly. I know that I have lost most of the strength I gained from P90X last spring/summer, but thankfully, I have not put on weight. I think I will start to try incorporate some of my P90X workouts and some of my Jillian Michaels DVDs. Try to find some of the motivation/dedication that I seemed to be full of last summer and can't dredge up for anything this summer.
I did have a thought of joining my sister for the MS Bike Tour this September. However, my bike is so old and kind of crappy.....plus I feel terrified at the thought of riding my bike in the city. I just don't trust cars....plus, not to sound entirely selfish, but I HATE fundraising. I can't stand asking people for money, even if it is for a super good cause. So, I don't think I will be doing the MS Bike Tour, but I did briefly think about it while I was running this morning.