May 17, 2008

Pounding the Pavement Again

Over the last couple of months I've been working to become more consistent with my running again after taking what seemed to be quite a bit of time "off," even though I did run here and there. It just seemed that there would be a whole week at a time with absolutely no activity, and it even got to be 2-3 weeks in a row for a couple of stretches. I finally decided I was tired of feeling lethargic, and realizing that I have gained 5 pounds was also a motivating factor to intentionally plan an exercise routine.

Ted's TDY last week did kind of throw a wrench into my plans, but I just returned from a 5-mile run this morning, so at least I took advantage of his homecoming to get my body moving again! (I also got to enjoy listening to some tunes for the first time using my Mother's Day gift!! Thanks, Honey!)

The week before Ted left I ran 3 times, with my long run being 6 miles, the farthest I had gone since a 10-mile run back in February. That week was probably the 4th or 5th week in a row that I had run at least 3 times. (I'd have to look at my chart for sure!) At any rate, I'm realizing that the time has come to begin my long runs before 7 a.m.! It is WAY hot out there, and the forecast for this week includes multiple days of 100+ degree temperatures. Yikes! Actually, it's coming later than usual, it seems. We're halfway through May, and we've had a number of "cold snaps" over the last couple of months, just as you think spring is coming.


Tina said...

Heh, I was thinking the same thing...what a cool spring, we've had rainy, cool days in the 60s. And suddenly, next week they're forcasting 80s, hot and humid. Our hot is just so much different then your "several days of 100s" it made me smile.

Ski said...

We also have had a cool spring until the end of last week when the tempurature shot up into the high 90's! Too hot, too quickly, we are supposed to be back in the high 50's on Wednesday. Crazy weather.

the Pools said...

Now I know why you look so good! I am so proud of you for keeping up the running! Love your blog-- Annette