So I’ve been super busy and when the time changed it messed up my whole running schedule. I got sidetracked and then I decided to sell my house and then I moved and then..well…you get the idea. Anyway that led to a major backslide and instead of running sporadically I wasn’t running. at. all.
Now I’m all settled in my new place and it’s right in the heart of the city. Bright lights, nice side walks, plenty of opportunity. I no longer have any good excuses for not running, like no good place to go, and it’s so dark and I don’t feel comfortable going by myself. You see before it was dark when I got up and dark when I got home and being in a rural area left me a little ambivalent about running alone. Okay a lot ambivalent.
I decided I’d get off my butt and get back out there. Who knew it would take such a short time to get so out of shape? Almost like I never ran at all. Well that’s not exactly true. I didn’t think I was gonna hack up a lung. But I did feel I had to start all the way over at Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K program. Walk 30 seconds…run 30 seconds. For twenty minutes. And while I didn’t think I was going to hack up a lung today I feel like someone took a baseball bat to my rib cage and my sides all the way down to my hip joints. On the bright side my knees don’t hurt.
Why, oh why, did I stop in the first place? Oh yeah. All those really good excuses. And I don’t really even know why I made those excuses because I really do enjoy it once I’m out there.