I’m kind of embarrassed for even posting this week’s training recap BUT I want to have a record of all this. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Week 4 mileage: 2! Not 2 races or 2 runs but T-W-O miles.
I know… I know! What happened?!
Monday (Marathon Monday): It was the Boston Marathon and I, and so many others were glued to the TV or following the live feed on social media. I was overcome with emotion as I watched history being made as Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line to win the Boston Marathon. Who can also forget Rita Jeptoo’s record-breaking course time?! Amazing athletes from all over the world chasing that unicorn! Being swept by the excitement of this historical day, you would think that I would have the motivation to lace up my shoes and go out for a run that evening right? Um, no, not really. BUT I did lace up my shoes and went for a walk instead. I blame it on laziness.
Saturday: No long run. What?! I slept in. Then I ate a lot of sweets. I will not tell you how many pints of Haagen-Dazs I have consumed in the past few days. Eeep. Moving on…
Sunday: I got up early (thanks to my Fave) and went for a quick two-mile run. After taking a short hiatus from running, you definitely do feel a difference. It was hard to even get started. I was feeling miserable that I had taken such a long break from running. Then I stopped and thought about how lucky I was to even be running out there. Any mile is better than none at all. Right?! Running the last mile felt much better and I vowed to get better and not let this break from running stop me. I finished strong and felt great that I had finally got a run in!
Later that day, I had a great time antiquing with my Fave and enjoyed a Sushi Sunday dinner. It was indeed a Sunday Funday!
That evening, on our sunset walk, I thought about a lot. I’ve been feeling guilty about not running. Taking a week off from running was good and bad. Good, that I was able to rest. Bad, that I indulged in too many sweets and slacked off on my usual workouts! I could blame it on the junk food that I’ve been eating, the NBA playoffs that I’ve been watching, or whatever but I know I have to take responsibility. I made it a goal to run my FIRST half-marathon this year and I know I will do it. I will get back into a groove soon. Even though I am not finishing the end of April as I would have liked, I’m looking forward to seeing what May brings!
How was your weekend? Any advice from coming back from a long break?
See you at the finish line!
PS Thank you all for your sweet comments from my last post! Your support has been awesome!