I have been in a minor funk the last few days. But after yesterday’s shanigans I am over said funk and ready to rock life!
I started my day yesterday by running a lovely 5 miler. I was bummed to realize I had overslept and missed my Saturday TEAM run, but didn’t let that stop me from lacing up the old shoes and hitting the pavement.
It was 70 degrees with a nice breeze, pretty much the most ideal running weather ever.
To be honest, I haven’t run or hit the gym since monday, partially adding to my funkness. So I believe the run was mentally harder for me than physically. My legs did not forget how to run after taking 4 days off. Thank goodness, but I still kept a slow and steady pace with several walking breaks.
My 5 Mile Run:
- Mile 1 – 10:48
- Mile 2 – 12:09
- Mile 3 – 11:43
- Mile 4 – 11:14
- Mile 5 – 12:00
Total Distance: 5.01 miles | Total Time: 58.02 minutes
I also wanted to thank everyone for their advice on whether or not I should run in a half-marathon next weekend. I took to heart everyone’s comments and knew I needed to listen to my gut. My gut was telling me I needed just a few more weeks, possibly even a few more 8+ mile runs under my belt to really feel good about it.
I know I could have ran in it, and done okay, but I want to run it and feel better than okay.
So I am holding out for another half-marathon. I am actually spying one that is about a month after my marathon. 🙂
Because right now, I do want to focus on my marathon.
Fourth of July:
Happy Fourth everyone! I hope you have fun plans and bbq’s lined up for this evening. 🙂 I know I sure do! Have fun.