This morning was my first official “run” after being sick for way too long! I didn’t go far, only about 1.5 miles and I certainly didn’t go fast. But it really was the first time I felt interested in running in a few weeks. Which is a very good thing. (Wrigley thinks so too, he has not been sick and has missed the daily running.)
I want to make sure that I don’t jump back in too fast. I still have a slight cough and a runny nose (wish I could run that fast!). So I will be easing my way back in, not trying to do too much. I wanted to try and eek out that extra 0.5 miles this morning to get to 2 miles, but even though my mind said “Yes” my body was saying, “Well….” I decided to err on the side of caution. Which is totally my personallity, and I hope won’t get me in trouble and make me lazy. But I have every intention of getting back to the level I was at and then increasing my fitness. Hopefully all while staying healthy.
I think my marathon plans will have to be put on hold. I haven’t run longer than 4 miles since before Christmas. I might go searching for a shorter run or a marathon that is later in the season. I want to do something in the spring….besides just training. I will have to see what’s out there. Any suggestions?