I read somewhere that it takes two weeks for every one week you miss of a work-out. Given that logic and the fact that I was out of play for 3 weeks due to some nasty bruised ribs, it will take me 6 weeks to catch back up to where I was before my spill and boy, does it ever feel like it will take me that long.
Last week, I seemed to be a bit better about getting up for my runs before my family woke. I was on fire. Back to school and back into routine and it felt good. I felt balanced again.
Not so much this week, because I’ve had a really hard time getting out of bed. I’ve been working out and running, just not during the dark hours like I did last week.
This morning, I couldn’t get out of bed once again, but I was determined to run. Typically, if I don’t run in the wee hours of the morning, then I just do another work-out, like kickboxing or boot camp stuff. But this morning, I really wanted to run. I needed to run and by golly I was going to do just that! So, what if it was 9:30? I can handle the heat.
Or so I thought…
About a mile into my run, I thought I was going to pass out from the heat. Plus, my asthma was kicking because I forgot to take a few puffs from my inhaler before running. All that wheezing caused me to get a cramp in my side and I needed to walk A LOT. At least my feet and knees felt great, thanks to my new shoes!
What was I thinking? I know better than running that late in the morning in the Florida heat. I think all the wonderful tweets about fabulous fall weather on Twitter have confused me and I’ve forgotten that I live in the subtropics where no signs of fall ever grace our pretty palm trees.
Despite the heat and the wheezing, I finished 4 miles, but oh Lord, was my time sad. Really, it was. I’m not even going to post my stats because I am too embarrassed.
What’s that? You won’t judge. You’re here to support me, you say? All right then, I post them, but you have to promise not to laugh.
Ave Pace 10:28
I told you I walked a lot. O.K., so my stats are not that bad. Hey! You promised you wouldn’t laugh!