Monday, May 3, 2010

Running.. Finally

I saw a commercial the other day from Dick's, which said that May was "National Runner's Month". I said to myself, well, that's as good of a reason as any to get back into the swing of it.

So, late Saturday morning, I turned to Mrs. Raul and said "I'm going to go for a run.". She gave me a quizzical/surprised/amused look and said "Oh, OK". So, I got all ready, and out I went.

I got on my way and started trying to remember the last time I actually did run. I did pretty good after mini-Raul was born. Of course, I wasn't working at the time, and freeing up 50 hours a week really opens up the schedule. Once I got back to work, things started to go downhill. So, I was able to convincingly say that I haven't run in 6 months, if I was being honest with myself. I thought about adjusting that to say, 7 months, but, I didn't want to be TOO honest.

I guess part of why I didn't run was that I was just scared to. It had been so long. What would my fitness be like? What was going to hurt? Would I tire out after a half a block? Sure, there was the scheduling issue, just trying to get that run in. With the days being longer now, that's not as big of a problem. The weather issue is a lot better now, I can't complain about it being too cold. It got the point that it was just *me* holding myself back.

So, I did a little short of 2 miles. Threw in some walk breaks to go Galloway-style, but I got it done. All in all, I was really frickin' happy. I had a good amount of muscle fatigue, but that was my main problem. I truthfully did far better than I ever imagined I would.

The next goal... doing it again. And not 6 months from now.

Keep on rockin'.

10 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Welcome back! Hope you keep comin' around...

Denise said...

Nice!! Don't go hiding from us again for 6 months!

Tammy said...

Yay! Welcome back to running!

Aka Alice said...

I think you'll be surprised at how quickly it all comes back to you

Julianne said...

I can totally relate! I was the same way... Taking 6 months off and starting up again was DAUNTING! But so glad I did. And I'm glad you're back into it. Yay!!

elastigirl said...

Life sure changes a lot when you add kids to the mix, eh? Glad you are back!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Good for you for getting out there!! :)

X-Country2 said...

Woo hoo! Youv'e got to start some place.

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