I am starting over. I did not keep up with my runs during the month of May nor have really tried to get any in this month. I have registered for and ran two 5Ks this month and they were awful. Awful because I hadn't been running and running two 5Ks without any other running is just plain goofy. Especially when the temps jump up 20-25 degrees and the humidity doubles from April to June. I was goofy. Oh, well. Lesson learned. :)
So, yesterday I decided that I was going to start over. Instead of trying to go out and run 3-4 miles (because I used to could!) and becoming discouraged by needing to run/walk instead of running the entire distance, I am going to go back to the beginning and do it right. Start off with shorter distances and slower pace and build up from there. Again. I am not bummed by it, though. I know that I let my running go and I cannot expect to jump back out there after 60 days of running inactivity (I have been to the gym doing my CrossFit thing) and run 3-4 miles without walking and at my old pace (I began to get under 10 minute miles which was speedy fast for me!).
Anyone else starting over?
*edited to add: I ran 1 mile yesterday. One mile. In just over 11 minutes. And, I was frustrated that by the halfway point I need to walk a bit. While I was grumbling about it to myself, I remembered the title of Tyly's blog. Yep. Tyly, you encouraged me in the middle of a grumpy moment! You guys should go check her out. She is starting over, too, with some fitness things and she is super fun about it!