I agreed to run a 5k with one of my running buddies and it’s coming up in a couple of weeks. Normally a 5k is no big deal but since I’ve gotten out of my running routine I figured I best get my rear out the door and do a little running. I looked back at my running log and the last time I ran was on April 15…whoops!
The same running buddy put out a call to our small ‘sole sisters’ group about running this morning and I committed. I told her I couldn’t go for a long distance but I definitely needed to run. Unfortunately when I got up this morning she had texted late last night that she couldn’t run this morning as she was given horse feeding duties – she’s an avid horse lover.
Now, I could’ve easily said “yay, now I don’t have to run” (believe me the idea definitely entered my mind), but I decided to stick with the plan…except I waited for the rain spritzing to stop 😉
I opened my C25K app and used the intervals I had loaded from last time – 2 min run, 1 min walk – and I’m glad I did! I wasn’t exhausted at the end but my breathing was a bit labored. Luckily we’ve got a little cold front at the moment and the temps were only in the upper 50’s, there was also a significant breeze so I didn’t have to worry about getting over heated.
My pace and overall time wasn’t too bad…a little slower than when I stick to a routine…but I’m happy with it. And when I got back to the house I took the dog for a short walk while I cooled down…yay, extra steps!