I finally got back out running this week. Wednesday night it was 63 degrees out and how can you have that kind of weather in February and not run? If you’re out in DC and you see someone really badly dressed out for a run, it’s probably me. I couldn’t be bothered giving a shit so I just wore one compression knee sock on my formerly injured foot and one regular sock on the other. Take that, matchy-matchy black ninja looking runners.
I decided on two miles. Just get through two miles. I just did a marathon (kinda), how hard can 2 miles be?
It felt like death when I hit the 1 block mark. My legs are like cement blocks, my lungs like those balloons you blow into but they never seem to fill up. Basically on my way back I waved good bye to any hope of getting a sub-2:00 half this spring and just resorted to praying I can get through the 4 half marathons I have scheduled in April/May.
But guess who did her first ever strength training workout yesterday?!?!?! No, not me, I bailed on it. But I’m really going to do it today. I swear. And this time I mean it.
So I beg for your help: How do people come back from say a month off of running?