A few factors didn't cooperate, most notably my lungs. I'm still congested and coughing up phlegm, so I wasn't surprised to struggle in that regard. I was planning to do two miles, but then the rain set in. I purposely chose a route close to home so I could easily return if my body wimped out.
|Just the right amount of stormy, and the rain blessed me with cooler temperatures, too.|
In the end, I was out of breath, rained-on, and exuberant.
|Check out that *glow*|
If I had allowed May to slip through my fingers completely, I would have missed my goal of "no blank months" this year.
I have a long journey ahead, even to start building up to a solid 4 miles, but I've been there before and I'll get there again. Today, I'm feeling positive.
How would you describe the feeling of a first run back after a break?
Do you like running in the rain?
Yesterday was my first run after a week off and it was really hard. Today I'm definitely paying for it because I pushed quite a bit hard than I should have.ReplyDelete
It's amazing how quickly running can backslide with some time off, but it's good that the time off is very motivating! I hope you're feeling better; I know you were sick too!Delete
Ease back into running when you're coming off a sickness :) But I always think a little sweat gets out the sickness. Hope you're back to 100% ASAP!ReplyDelete
Once the sickness was 90% out of my lungs, I was happy to risk it, and the run definitely helped get the rest of the gunk out, that's for sure.Delete
I love running in the rain, but I don't love wet shoes.ReplyDelete
Same! That's one reason I cut the run short; a little drizzle is nice, but I was worried about my shoes and iPhone!Delete
I love running in the rain (if it's not a downpour). And I'm also a big believer in running out sickness. Obviously you have to be able to at least walk, but after that, I almost always feel better after a run, even a short and/or slow one.ReplyDelete
When I get sick, it so often manifests in my lungs because of my asthma. But once they're working at 90%, a run definitely helps get me the rest of the way there!Delete