I'm still trying to get over the jet-lag. Today, I finally peeled myself out of bed and headed to the gym.
I HAVE TO, GOT TO get in at least a 5K today.
Yesterday's run was decent. It was hot even though it was only 7ish a.m. when I started.
Today, at 10:00 a.m., I knew I had to run on the treadmill at the Y.
There is something to be said about running in familiar territory. For me, I know where the next incline will be, how close I am to the next "mile-marker", or in today's case, how to work the dang treadmill. I started the run rather easily - at about 11:30/mile pace and increased it gradually. So in a while, there was a negative split. I felt strong up until Mile 2. I wavered a little. But I hung on and kept telling myself that I have to finish 5K so I can come back and tell all my blogging friends I did it. Besides, anything less than 5K isn't worth writing about, right? (Yesterday was different. Yesterday was a one-miler but it was with my dogs. Having a dog on your runs gives you a free pass).
I did it. All 5K (3.1 miles) of it in 33:17 minutes. My knees felt fine. :)
I guess, I didn't lose too much of the cardio-buildup in the two weeks I was rather inactive.
Lastly, I am just happy to be back here.
Happy to be able to connect with y'all over the computer.
Man! I am glad to be back.