Saturday, June 20, 2009

On the road again...

So my goals with training consistency went down the drain due to two busy weekends and a horrible sinus infection. I was doing so well too! I'd been putting in 3 miles 3-4 times a week and was even getting to where a pace in the 8 minute range was relaxed. And then I went to Ohio for my cousin's graduation, red eye for a wedding in Georgia, and faced Monday with a sore throat that turned into a week long good time. I even went on a fabulous trip to Savannah feeling about 80% the next weekend. I began feeling human again mid-week, but wanted to make sure I was 100% before getting back on the road again for a run.

Today was the first day back in my running shoes. I woke up on my own at 6:30 am (thanks to waking up early for long runs on weekends I've lost the ability to sleep in past 7:30am) and after I milled around I thought I'd go for a run before it became unbearably hot. It took me awhile to locate my trusty Garmin and I was happy to find it with enough juice for a run. The run wasn't long or fast since I want to ease back into it after my absence, but it felt good. It really has warmed up in the past two weeks and I'm coming to realize I'll have to put in morning runs if I want to be comfortable now that summer is approaching.

A note on Savannah: It was great. We stayed in the historic district and while we were walking around exploring I couldn't help but wish I was feeling 100% so that I could go for a run. It would have been amazing with all the little parks and squares, trees dripping with Spanish moss shading the sidewalks, and amazing older buildings to see. I definitely want to go back when it's cooler (maybe for my birthday in the fall--hint hint Amro) and hope to log in some miles on future trips!

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