June 28, 2009

Mission(s) Accomplished

Today was a big day for me. I did a morning run (yes, I actually said I ran and finished the second book in the Twilight series, New Moon.

It was the first time I ran since the Shamrock Shuffle, the 8K I did at the end of March. Seeing as I signed up to do a 10K in just a few weeks, I pretty much had no choice but to get out there today :)

I also finished up my book, which is both good and bad. It's nice to have it done so I can get back to what I'm supposed to be reading, the stuff for my dissertation. But its sad to have finished it because it was enjoyable and something that I looked forward to (for the few days I had it). I didn't need the distraction, so ultimately I am better off finishing it and getting back to reality.

Training Log
Time:34:36   Distance:2.86 mi   Pace:12:10
I went out as slow as possible not knowing what to expect. Its been three months since my last run and I had no idea what sort of reaction my body was going to have. I planned to do about 3 miles, and though I was a bit short I could have easily run the .14 miles left if I had to. I felt pretty good ... my legs were tired and definitely fighting it but I felt fine cardo-wise (which was where I was more concerned there might be an issue). I am sure part of the ease of the run was the slow pace, but I wasn't in a rush so my pace was quite perfect!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Good job at getting back to running!!!

My mom just lent me the first one in the series...I haven't started it yet, but am looking forward to it. :)

Xenia said...

Yay for getting back to running!

I hear you on the need to read for the dissertation. I'm currently being waylaid by a Pride & Prejudice spin-off book though. Oops. :)

Jess said...

Congrats on getting back out there!

aron said...

great job on the run!!!! now doesnt it make you want to go get the next one though?!?! after new moon i was DYING to read the next one :)