Back to the Races
So, I ended up taking a break of nearly 2.5 months, but I’m back to the grind– I’ll be running the Boston BAA 5K in mid-April. Ah. Can I just say, trying to get back into running after taking a break is the worst ever! I feel like I’ve lost all my stamina. No lie, I was running on the treadmill yesterday and I found myself literally counting down the seconds until I could stop jogging and walk for a few minutes. It’s going to take a little bit of work to get back to the point I was at previously, this past December.
Well, I’ve got my schedule together and at least I’m running a little bit now. I’ll have to just work my way back up to 5K shape. There are a couple good things going for me. For one, the gym is already part of my nightly routine. Now I just need to make sure I am not only strength training. Secondly, having my ‘guy friend’ also be really into health (and who will be running the race with me) is extremely supportive and helpful. Lastly, I’m determined to beat my time from my last race, so I’ll essentially be competing against myself.
Next step: get a good workout mix so I can jam out while I fight through the pain! Anyone have any good song suggestions?