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.
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!