I never did get those last 2 runs in before Memorial Day.
Why? Pick one! Thursday morning, I had to go to my son’s school to deal with a major crisis. It was serious. I got there at 8 AM. When I got home, I found out my 78-year old mother was being rushed to emergency surgery. So, I then had to run to the hospital and was there until late at night. Friday, my son was very sick – fever of 103. Between that, work, and being wiped out from the day before, I was cooked. Saturday and Sunday, my son was still very sick. Tending to him while also trying not to ruin my daughter’s holiday weekend took up all my time. Plus, somehow, I got a nasty pull in my ribs/back that made breathing painful. Forget about running.
Today, I had to get out there. It was HOT and HUMID. But, I went for a 5K run after breakfast. Less than 2 miles into it, I was covered with sweat. Literally, I looked like I just jumped into a pool or something.
At the 2.4 mile mark, I had to break down to a walk. Did that twice between there and the finish. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:50. (Ugh!)
Anyway, I have a new plan. Between today and next Memorial Day, I want to run at least 310 miles. And, now I have 3.1 of them done. This should not be that hard. Basically, if I went for a run JUST TWICE A WEEK, that would give me 322.4 miles. Really, I should be able to easily get something close to 350-400 miles. But, I am factoring in for the stupid things like weather, illness, etc. Even with all that stuff, I should be able to get in 310 miles. Last year, I got in 272.8 miles and that was with missing A TON of time.