First Run In A Long Time

Today, I went for a 5K run after breakfast. It’s been 64 days since I last went for a run. And, I had no expectations heading into this one.

Funny, even though it’s been so long and I have allowed myself to get so fat, I was able to get to the 2.17 mile mark before needing to break down into the alternating walk/jog to complete the 3.1 miles. As crazy as it sounds, that’s a positive. I sincerely expected that I would not be able to make 1.5 miles when I walked out the front door, all things considered.

On the bad side, it took me 30 minutes to complete the circuit. And, for a BEAUTIFUL DAY on a neutral route, my time should be close to 26 minutes (when I was at my best conditioning). So, I need to get faster.

But, one thing at a time. The first goal now is to get in 3.1 miles without having to break down into a walk. Then, it’s to do it consistently. Once done, then I can worry about shaving minutes.

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